Aaron Calvert exhibit at UAM spotlights sculpture


MONTICELLO — Individual sculpture and functional form highlight an art exhibit by Aaron M. Calvert currently on display at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The exhibit, entitled “Ants III,” is located in the Glass Block Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center. Gallery hours are Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit will continue through December.

Calvert is director of the Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State University. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institutein in Jingdezhen, China. Calvert’s work has been anthologized in three books published by Lark Books and in national magazines such as Ceramic Monthly.

A native of Medina, Ohio, Calvert studied ceramics and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Kent State University. He also holds a master of fine arts degree in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

In explaining his exhibit, Calvert said, “Arranging groups such as the dinnerware set creates masses. Like a colony of ants, each piece has an identity but it is part of a larger whole. Focus in and you see the uniqueness and variation of form and surface. Pull out and individuality is blurred by a larger scene is revealed. In this way “Ants III” moves deeper into concept and becomes a short story in an evolving series of work.”

For more information, contact Tom Richard at 870-460-1338.