Potter Roger Jamison & Painter Eric O'Dell exhibits at Marlor House, Milledgeville |
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An exhibition entitled “Turn, Turn” is a collaboration of works created by painter Eric O’Dell and potter Roger Jamison. “Turn, Turn” will open Sunday, January 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The artists will present a gallery lecture and discuss their work at 2:00 pm during the reception.
Roger Jamison, retired in 2009 after thirty five years as Professor of Art from Mercer University to work full-time in his pottery studio in Juliette, Georgia. Eric O’Dell currently teaches at Mercer University and was a student of Jamison’s while attending Mercer. This exhibition is the first time the artists have exhibited together.
In 1990 Jamison moved to Juliette, GA where he built a studio and began firing salt glazed ware in a small wood-burning kiln. In 2000, he built a much larger 250 cubic foot Japanese style anagama kiln. The kiln is fired for up to 5 days with wood alone which produces unique natural glazing effects. The anagama kiln holds 500 or more pieces of pottery and is usually fired twice a year by a community of potters and friends of Jamison.
Jamison’s mugs, platters, tea sets and other wares are lead-free, microwave safe and according to Jamison, “are functional pieces made to be used on a daily basis.”
Eric O’Dell graduated from Mercer University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in painting. In 1995, O’Dell completed graduate work at Florida State University and returned to Macon where he set up his studio downtown and begin renovation of a house he currently shares with his wife and daughters. After several years as curator at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon and serving as adjunct instructor at local universities and colleges, O’Dell became an Assistant Professor of Art at Mercer in 2013 where he teaches studio and drawing courses. Many of O’Dell’s works are realistic, large format landscapes often done in bold colors.
“Turn, Turn” will be on exhibit at the Marlor Center through Friday, February 21. Gallery hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday or by appointment. There is no charge to visit the gallery. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com for more information or to arrange group tours.