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Roberto Lugo Meet & Greet at District Clay
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

Roberto Lugo Meet & Greet at District Clay

August 12, 2018
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
District Clay
2414 Douglas St NE
Washington, DC 20018

The James Renwick Alliance is excited to announce a meet & greet with ceramic artist Roberto Lugo at District Clay.

Roberto Lugo is a potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo's work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works. His vessels are multicultural mash-ups, traditional European and Asian porcelain forms reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Lugo holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Penn State, and is a professor of ceramics at Marlboro College. His unique works have garnered national attention and numerous shows after a famous speech at the 2015 National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference. His speech about how pottery saved his life, including the image of the phrase "This machine kills hate" painted onto his pottery wheel earned him an enthusiastic standing ovation.

At the meet and greet, Roberto will be introducing a special exhibition at that he curated entitled "US: Emerging Women's Voices in Clay" in the District Clay Gallery.  The exhibition, which opened the weekend of meet-up, features 20 pieces of ceramic art by 12 outstanding female artists from across the country.  For more information, click here.  A tour of the District Clay Center will be held at the end of the talk.  Light refreshments served.  

Special thank you to District Clay for organizing this event.