In the Niche
November 16, 2012—January 3, 2013
Reception on Thursday, November 29th, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery
Kathleen Sumpter’s, A Tea Party is a series of glazed and painted ceramic cups, teapots and tea party food. These are functional and sculptural works that emphasize the whimsical and fanciful character of their handmade origins. Vessels like “Queen Bee Teapot,” transcend its utilitarian tradition through color, pattern and ornament as a harmonious union of grass, sky and swarming bees. Sumpter’s forms inhabit the intimate space of the mind and activate associations with the world of play, the nature and delicacy.
Since 2004, Sumpter has owned and operated Sumpter Design Middlefield, CT and is an adjunct instructor of digital arts at Middlesex Community College. She earned her B.F.A. at the University of Connecticut and has received numerous EdPress Design Awards (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), the Weekly Reader President’s Award for Excellence (1995) and Young’s Printing Calendar Contest, Middletown (2003).
The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.
Hours: Monday's through Thursday's 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday's and Saturday's 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator