Opening Reception for 60 Years of Making: Edinboro University Ceramics Alumni Exhibition

Celebrating fine and performing arts in our region, Sweetwater will be hosting a new annual Third Thursday series this year, beginning in January. Each month, we will feature artists of all genres and offer a variety of educational and enriching experiences. Our goal with this series is to continue to engage with community members and create inclusive, meaningful, and inspiring experiences in the fine and performing arts. We can’t wait to see you each Third Thursday this year!

March 21: Opening Reception for 60 Years of Making: Edinboro University Ceramics Alumni Exhibition

Edinboro University faculty have been teaching the art of pottery, vessels, and ceramic sculpture for 60 years. The program has produced more than 200 talented and accomplished ceramic alumni artists. 60 Years of Making aims to celebrate the influence this program has had on the greater ceramic arts community by bringing together a diverse and dynamic group of works from Edinboro alumni across the country.

60 Years of Making is juried by Edward Eberle. Eberle is an alumnus of Edinboro, class of 1967. He received his MFA from Alfred University and went on to teach at the Philadelphia College of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. Eberle’s long and accomplished career has taken his work across the globe. He has shown in numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Society for Contemporary Craft, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, The Columbus Museum of Art, and Garth Clark Gallery in New York, among others. He is represented in many collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, de Young Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Australia, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Boston Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, to name a few. Eberle resides in Pittsburgh and continues to create work at his studio in Homestead, PA.


When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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