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  • Prescott Gallery 4729 Prescott Avenue Lincoln, NE, 68506 United States (map)

Prescott Gallery is pleased to present "Vessels", an exhibition of porcelain ceramics by Autumn Cipala and screenprints and drawings by Melissa Haviland.

Both artists work with porcelain in physical and conceptual ways. As a ceramic artist, Cipala’s porcelain objects harness the translucency, luminosity and strength inherent in the medium. Her artwork reflects a range of influences, including her coastal surroundings in Maine, travels to Morocco, and research of historical ceramic objects in the reserve collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.

Haviland highlights feminine and upper class objects, researching class structure, family upbringing, and the formation of societal roles in conjunction with these stereotypical ‘high class' objects and their associated etiquette rituals. Haviland’s current focus has been on objects that are historically thought of as tokens of wealth in American and European cultures such as fine porcelain china.

Autumn Cipala holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1997, and an MFA from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2009. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Cipala currently teaches Ceramic Art at Unity College in Unity, Maine.

Melissa Haviland received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. In 1998, she received a BFA from Illinois State University. Currently, she is teaching printmaking, drawing, and papermaking at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. An active artist, Haviland has shown in solo and group exhibitions and film festivals nationally and internationally.

"Vessels" will be open from November 6- 28, 2015 with a reception on Saturday, November 7 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

The Prescott Gallery Shop will feature porcelain ceramics including cups, mugs and vases byClementine Porcelain (Jesse Ross, UNL MFA 2007 and Tracy Shell). A percentage of proceeds from the sale of Clementine Porcelain products are donated directly to The Backpack Program, administered by the Food Bank of the Heartland.