Bellevue Arts Museum opens Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom

. July 15, 2013

Bellevue Arts Museum opens Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom an exhibition on view July 12 – October 27, 2013.

Patti Warashina Passage Through Venetian Light (detail), 2012 Low-fire clay, underglaze, glaze, mixed media 122 1/4 x 60 x 60 in. Collection of the artist

Patti Warashina Passage Through Venetian Light (detail), 2012 Low-fire clay, underglaze, glaze, mixed media 122 1/4 x 60 x 60 in. Collection of the artist

Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom honors Pacific Northwest artist Patti Warashina (b. 1940) for her tremendous, unparalleled contributions to the world of ceramics with a retrospective of over 120 works spanning a 50-year career. Warashina is known for her curiosity, effervescence, and healthy dose of skepticism. Her themes of human condition, feminism, car-culture, and political and social topics are raised by staying tuned-in to current news reports and her own subconscious voice.

A prolific sculptress and retired Professor Emerita from University of Washington where she taught ceramic arts for 25 years, Warashina is revered by generations of ceramic artists and devoted collectors. She is the recipient of numerous awards and her work is featured in public collections worldwide including The Smithsonian/Renwick Museum, Washington, DC, Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Los Angeles County Art Museum, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Australia’s Perth Cultural Center, and Korea’s Icheon World Ceramic Center.

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Category: Fine Art

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