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EXHIBITION OF IRREVERENT CLAY WORKS BY ART PROFESSOR ON DISPLAY AT RAWLS MUSEUM ARTS

"Shaking The Baby Tree," an exhibition of more than 50 pieces of irreverent clay works by Old Dominion University Assistant Professor of Art Richard Nickel will be on display at the Rawls Museum Arts through Friday, Nov. 17.

Nickel, who joined the Old Dominion faculty in 2002, teaches art education and ceramics and is a prolific artist. His pieces reflect an integration of life and art.

"Art helps us understand the human condition. We see ourselves through characters in plays, and we hear our own voices and in the songs of our favorite musicians. Each media has a specific purpose and each artist finds his or her way of interpreting his or her personal experiences," he noted. "In my art I explore the ability to laugh at myself. By stepping back on that absurd seesaw of comedy and tragedy."

Founded in 1958, the Rawls Museum Arts is an educational and cultural museum located at 22376 Linden St., in Courtland, Va. Its goal as a regional art museum is to engage the surrounding communities in experiencing significant art, artists and ideas of our time. For more information call 1-888-215-7450.

This article was posted on: September 12, 2006

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