The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery of the University of Indianapolis presents ceramist Dick Hay through February 12, south of Indianapolis downtown. Hay’s is an award winning Indianapolis artist, who has been working in the field of ceramics and teaching for decades. Admission to the gallery is FREE and open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Indianapolis art welcomes Hay to the fold for the next three weeks as he shares his work with the Indianapolis community.
Dick Hay has exhibited his work across the United States and around the world including Japan, Canada, Russia, Latvia and Korea. His ceramic sculptures are included in major permanent collections in museums like the Pushkin Museum (Russia), the Riga Museum (Latvia), the Byung-Tak Woo Public Collection (Korea), the Sea of Japan Collection and the Butler Institute of American Art (United States). In addition to sharing his work with Indianapolis, Indiana, Hay has been invited to Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; Denver, Colorado; and Hot Springs, Arkansas. The University of Indianapolis captured Hay with the University Arts Endowment Grant, which he is using to work on a new series of vessel forms.
In addition to his work around the globe as an artist, Dick Hay has had a rather successful career as a lecturer and teacher. He has spoken about his work at over ninety universities in the United States including some of the biggest colleges and universities in Indiana. He has been the guest lecture at the conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in San Diego and was the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual Potter’s Gathering in West Virginia.
In 1991, Dick Hay proved himself as one of the great living American artists as he was one of only fifteen American artists invited to lecture at the Dzintari Art Institute in Latvia. In 1995 he was one of only three American artists invited to speak to the Muju International Art Symposium in Korea. Since 1972 he has been counted among “Who’s Who In American Art.”
When not globetrotting to share his work, Dick Hay works as a Professor of Art at Indiana State University. He is a highly decorated teacher receiving the Caleb Mills Award for Distinguished Teaching at ISU, a Teaching Fellow at ISU and the Award for Outstanding Teaching by the National Council of Educators for the Ceramic Arts.
See the work of this talented ceramic artists now through February 12 at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery. For additional information visit the University of Indianapolis’ website. Be a patron of Indianapolis art this month. Check out the great Indianapolis art museums and Indianapolis art galleries that make the Circle City’s culture so rich.
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Ceramist Dick Hay
Now through February 12
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery
University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue