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Andrew Keating, Director of Communications, 406.657.1104, media@rocky.edu

Red Lodge Clay Center Exhibit on display at Ryniker-Morrison Gallery January 14 – February 12

BILLINGS, December 31, 2015 – Rocky Mountain College’s Ryniker-Morrison Gallery will host the Red Lodge Clay Center exhibit in Tech Hall on the RMC campus from January 14 through February 12, 2016. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The opening reception will honor the five long-term Artists in Residence at the Red Lodge Clay Center, including Summer Carmack, Jocelyn Howard, Kirk Jackson, Joyce St. Clair, and Lars Volz.

Summer Carmack is from Luka, Mississippi. She received her BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from University of Mississippi. She has completed work-study programs at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Art and Craft.

Jocelyn Howard grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia. She pursued post baccalaureate work at University of Florida and recently graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She also worked as a studio assistant for various artists at Penland School of Crafts and at the Penland Gallery.

Kirk Jackson is from Lewis Center, Ohio. He received his BFA from Ohio State University. While an undergraduate student, he spent a semester in Jingdezhen, China, and did a summer residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts.

Joyce St. Clair is from Bedford, Texas. She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies, and a BFA in Ceramics from the University of North Texas in 2011. She completed her MFA in 2014 from Wichita State University.

Lars Volz is from Bemidji, Minnesota. He received his BS in Art Education in 2009 from Bemidji State University and went on to complete his MFA at Wichita State University. In 2014, he traveled to Hangzhou, China, to build wood kilns for the China Academy of Arts.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends and school holidays. For more information, contact Sally McIntosh at sally.mcintosh@rocky.edu.

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