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Museum reception to close ceramic show at Piedmont
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Works by more than 30 of the top ceramics artists of Japan are featured in the show at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest.

A reception for Japanese ceramics artist Ohi Toshio will mark the end of the two-month stay of the exhibit at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.

Ohi Toshio inherited an artistic tradition that dates back to 1666, when the first Ohi potter began crafting ceramic works for the tea ceremony. Ohi is the 11th generation of this historic lineage. A native of Kanazawa, he earned a master’s degree in fine art from Boston University and has taught and lectured around the world.

The free reception and gallery talk by Ohi will be from 5–7 p.m. today. Ohi’s work is featured in the show at the Demorest museum.

The show is titled “Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generations from Traditional Japanese Kilns” and features 70 pieces from the collection of the Japan Foundation, representing more than 30 of the top ceramic artists of Japan. The world-traveling exhibit will be on display until Jan. 31 at 567 Georgia St., Demorest. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 For more information, contact MSMA director Daniel White at 706-894-4201.

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