As home to Vessels: All the Eyes Can Hold, Kennedy Heights Arts Center is a vessel itself, brimming with nearly 100 works representing 57 artists.
Co-curator Lynn Conaway saw to it that this wouldnâ€™t be a show of only stoneware pots, which is an easy place to go when the theme is â€śvessels,â€ť so she asked artists to think outside the bowl.
Vessels represents the centerâ€™s first national call to artists since its founding 10 years ago.
Using ceramics, metals, fiber, wood, paint and other media, 350 entries captured all the varied and creative interpretations of the theme â€” instead of just bowls and pictures of boats, entrants thought about spiritual vessels and nature, too. It took five hours to decide who was in, Staples says.
Vessels: All the Eyes Can Hold is on display through Sept. 28 at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, 513-631-4278, kennedyarts.org.