Ceramics by J.D. Garn on Display at CSM


J.D. Garn’s collection of ceramic pieces titled “To Pass Through” are on display in CSM’s Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery located in the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus through March 28. Garn received his bachelor of fine arts from Alfred University and his master of fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves as an assistant professor at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich., teaching ceramics courses and directing activities for the on-campus gallery. Garn’s subject matter for the collection on view at CSM encourages viewers to think about everyday items in new ways in regards to how they translate into symbols of our culture. Pieces include life-like ceramic interpretations of a fire extinguisher, pillow and shovel to name a few. His pieces draw from three themes including items found in daily life, home and community, and regional and American culture. His primary construction method is hand-built, with some objects made from a mold. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. For information visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts.