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.

Rose Colored Glasses: Solo Exhibition by Katie Stone

Reception: Saturday, August 3, 6:00-8:00pm.

We live in a time of social change and responsibility. Inspired by these conversations, Katie Stone’s sculptures are filled with playful, tongue in cheek comments on the human condition. As a child brought up around the livestock industry, Katie often uses animals as the main characters to replace, represent, and critique their human counterparts. These animals sit amongst a naive two-dimensional narrative world of childlike doodles. Each sculpture becomes a process of repackaging the weight we carry, by viewing our human strife through Rose Colored Glasses.

Originating from Connecticut, Katie Stone received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Since graduation, she has been an educator and exhibiting artist across the United States and Canada. Katie received the Regina Brown Fellowship from NCECA in 2014 and was later nominated as an Emerging Artist of Pittsburgh. Currently a Studio Director, she produces art out of the community studio, Stray Cat Studio in Beaver Falls.

Artist Talk and Demonstration with Katie Stone: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for an intimate look at the artwork of Katie Stone. Katie will discuss the work in her solo exhibition Rose Colored Glasses, expanding on her inspiration and artistic intent, while offering a first-hand look into her techniques and processes by demonstration in our ceramic studio. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch this artist’s creative process in person. Rose Colored Glasses will be on view in Sweetwater’s gallery until September 7th. Refreshments will be served.
Complimentary for Members, $5/Non-Members

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