Andela Rončević, left, and Moni Ayoub in the ceramics studio. PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC

Reception planned for ceramics exhibition

BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic students Moni Ayoub ’19 and Andela Rončević ’19 will host a reception for a collaborative exhibition showcasing their work under ceramic artist Rocky Mann at COA’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. The exhibit continues through March 10.

Rončević’s “Croatian Folktales through Clay” study is an exploration of the Croatian folk literature of Ivana Brlic Mazuranic. Rončević has been using Mazuranic’s folktales as inspiration for plates, mugs and tiny figurines. The work is Rončević’s personal celebration of the traditional, unconventional, joyful and colorful stories from her home. It is also a celebration of craftsmanship and working with her hands.

Ayoub’s study, “Ceramics: A Performance of Spirit” aims to engage with ceramics as a process of channeling emotion by involving aesthetics and human movement. The study focuses on creating utilitarian objects to explore “simple living,” as well as the influence of ceramics in expression and therapy.

The work in this exhibit is the result of independent studies by Rončević and Ayoub undertaken with Mann.

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