Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, will host 21 ceramic artists from 11 states for the fourth annual Flower City Pottery Invitational on Oct. 11-14.
The celebration of contemporary clay will feature an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, pottery exhibitions and a sale, demonstrations, workshops, and talks by the visiting artists.
Curators and local ceramicists Richard Aerni, Matt Metz and Peter Pincus selected the participating artists for their mastery of craft, the unique properties of their work and their appreciation of the community fostered by the event.
For the first time, an emerging artist was selected to join the career artists. Logan Wall is recognized for her use of design and form, as well as the beauty of her work.
Lisa Orr, Shoko Teruyama and Ben Carter will offer workshops on Oct. 11-12 that explore the creative process and techniques used by artists. Tickets cost $40-$75 and need to be purchased in advance.
Attendees can view demonstrations, talks, and the exhibition and sale of over 2,000 works of art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. Admission is free.
Virtual shopping appointments are available. These run from 8 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 12 with the purchase of a $20 opening night ticket and 10 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 14. Call (585) 271-5183 or email ceramicstudio@rochesterarts.org for information.
Tickets to the preview sale and opening reception cost $20. Visit bit.ly/2O6ju73 for information.