The Teresa Jill Adams Art Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Stephen F. Austin State University campus, currently features a collection of works by ceramicist Piero Fenci. The exhibition features a combination of ceramics and ink drawings on paper. These works will be on view through Nov. 3 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.
Fenci recently retired from active classroom teaching in the SFA School of Art and was promoted to professor emeritus. Joining SFA in 1975, Fenci has distinguished himself as an artist and educator, with his works being featured in American Ceramics, Clay and Glazes for the Potter and Ceramics Monthly publications.
Fenci has earned an international reputation as an artist, and he has exhibited his work in Italy, Russia and Mexico. Fenci was named “Texas Master” by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, becoming the fourth person in the state to be honored with the award. Fenci’s work has been collected in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler; and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York.
The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held immediately prior to the premiere of the School of Art filmmaking program’s summer feature film “CUT!” Written, directed and starring Brad Maule, filmmaking professor at SFA, and guest directed by new filmmaking faculty member and SFA alumnus Derek Wayne Johnson, “CUT!” shows at 7 p.m. in Turner Auditorium,
Griffith Fine Arts Building. Griffith Fine Arts Building is located at 2222 Alumni Drive. For information about the School of Art, call (936) 468-4804.