The show at the Northwest Art Center's Gordon Olson Library Gallery at Minot State University has been put together by four MSU ceramic artisans instructors Linda Olson and Jim Bailey, and students Michele McKamy and Alexandra Jelleberg.
Considering Minot's temperatures of late, the display has the less-than-felicitous title of "Summerfire," a play on both the weather and the kiln oven used to fire ceramics.
"There are 36 items in the show," said Northwest Art Center executive director Avis Veikley. "They range from functional pieces, like vases and cups, to the fine art pieces (of) pottery and sculpture."
Photos by Terry J. Aman/MDN - - Pieces on display as part of the “Summerfire” exhibit in the Northwest Art Center Library Gallery at Minot State University.
The work encompasses several types of ceramic work, including raku and stoneware.
One of the pieces of particular interest to Veikley, a percussion instructor, is the colorful ceramic drum with a deerskin head, used during a concert this spring at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
"I was impressed. It has a wonderful sound," she said. "Of course the humidity we've had lately is being hard on it."
Most of the works date from this year, with some from spring semester classes, and some from the artists' own studios.
The show will be on display through Aug. 12, with an opening reception set for Wednesday. The reception is free and open to the public. All of the artists are expected to be present to meet with the public at the Library Gallery from 6:30 to 8 p.m. that evening.
Approach the library from the west for easiest access. The gallery is open regular library hours.