Dep‘art’ment professor’s show

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Jenny Sabliov, Staff writer

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Award-winning artist and Erie native Tom Hubert, a Mercyhurst University Art professor, will showcase his ceramics in the upcoming art show “Boogie Woogie in the Studio: Ceramics by Tom Hubert.”
Hubert’s works will be on display in the Cummings Art Gallery, located in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center across from the box office.
Well-versed in the arts, Hubert has won 17 awards through national and regional exhibitions.
In addition, he has taught at Mercyhurst for 38 years.
During his time at Mercyhurst University, he has held the titles of Director of the Art department, Art department chair and Professor of Art.
In addition, over the past 14 years, he has had 12 one-person shows.
His work in ceramics extends far beyond traditional techniques and styles.
Hubert’s pottery forms are complex.
From utilizing wheel thrown and slab construction to incorporating hand carved and sanded wood parts, Hubert has a unique style and will showcase an eclectic variety of artworks in the upcoming gallery show.
“Most recently, I have also been experimenting with cone six porcelain pottery forms, new layered glazes, underglazes and carved surfaces,” Hubert said in his biography.
In addition to traditional pottery techniques, he also creates large-scale works on ceramic canvases.
Hubert creates his large-scale art like a painter through the use of brushes and sprays.
He has created teapots, jars, plates and platters, bowls, vases, pitchers, wallpieces and murals, employing techniques such as carved porcelain and wood addition pieces.
He has also worked on commissioned pieces.
“Working with clay has always been a passionate endeavor for me,” said Hubert.
“I hope you enjoy my ceramic creations,” he said.
The show will take place from Nov. 5 to Dec. 11.
A reception for Hubert is scheduled for Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cummings Art Gallery.
The reception is free and open to the public.
The art gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

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