gwendolyn yoppolo is a maker, thinker, and educator whose sensuous designs challenge the ways we nourish ourselves and others within contemporary food culture. Through a minimalist design that attracts the quiet eye and responsive touch, her forms invite you to access your own silence, listening to the echoes of her gestures for the sounds of your own resonance. Her work goes beyond the visual and tactile to engage our mental and emotional ways of perceiving our world.
Features artwork from the faculty of Kutztown University's Visual Art Departments.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Sharadin Arts Building
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is the only museum in the world devoted to the subject of dinnerware, international in scope, no material limitations, including functional ware, ancient to futuristic, and fine art referencing dinnerware. The intention of this exhibition is to showcase the best in contemporary dinnerware as it relates to the theme Butter, either functional butter dishes, butter pats, drawn butter servers, butter knives, or related butter paraphernalia, or a sculptural work relating to butter no larger than 18” in all dimensions, as created by artists in all media from the United States and Canada.
Rooted in tradition and practicality, utilitarian ceramics can actually serve as radical, transformative art. Dining is a multisensory experience that engages us beyond the level of physical nourishment to ignite our sense of selfhood, relationship, ancestry, and culture. Experience with handmade pottery stretches those sense organs and alters the scripts by which we interact around food.