Current Exhibition

Visit Sweetwater’s gallery on the mezzanine level of our historic building. The gallery is free and open to the public 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, as well as weekends and evenings pending class schedule. Check the schedule by calling the office 412-741-4405.

60 Years of Making

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21st, 7:00-9:00pm.

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.

Artist Include: Liana Agnew, Vance Bell, Karen Bolton, Scott Cornish, Stephanie Craig, Christopher Drobnock, Trevor Herceg, Stephen Heywood, Royce Hilderbrand, Luke Huling, Brian Jensen, Todd Leech, Erin McCue, Michael Schmidt, Nikki Serra, Vince Serra, Brian Weaver, and Julia Claire Weber

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.

Thank you to Edinboro University for presenting cash awards to selected artists in 60 Years of Making.

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