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New ceramic show at Orcas Center

April 5, 2013 · Updated 12:06 PM

Ruthie Newman’s new ceramics / Contributed photo

Ruthie Newman’s new ceramics will be on display at the Orcas Center April 5 through April 31. The public is invited to a reception on Friday, April 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Newman says that “the shooting by the Taliban in Pakistan of Malala Yousafzi, a 14-year-old girl advocating education for girls, and the Newtown massacre of 20 innocent children” impacted her view of what she could say through her art.

All the media images have led to a new perspective. After more than 50 years of working in clay she has taken a new direction – from vessel to sculpture. These ceramic panels and freestanding pieces have all been created in the last year and a half.

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