Equivalent Volumes: Del Harrow Exhibition / Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor

Presented by the Ceramics Program
September 20–October 1, 2016
Ceramic work by Del Harrow on display
College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus

Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Wed., Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery hours
More info: Nathan Lynch, nlynch@cca.edu

Del Harrow is a sculptor and educator based in Fort Collins, Colorado. His work in ceramics explores the intersection of digital design with manual and skill-based fabrication processes.

His production covers a vast range of scales, from the architectural to the minute, and his conceptual considerations range from the natural landscape to fractal geometry.

Harrow is an assistant professor of art at Colorado State University and taught previously at Penn State University and the Kansas City Art Institute. He has taught a number of workshops (recently at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Cranbrook Academy of Art) that address digital and parametric modeling in conjunction with analog fabrication and "hands-on" work with clay.

He has also exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, and Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City.

About the Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor Endowment

The program is supported in part through generous gifts to the Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor Endowment. Created in 2001 to honor the life and work of groundbreaking and cross-disciplinary sculptor Viola Frey, CCA faculty member for more than three decades and CCA alumna, the endowment brings leading artists from around the world to teach as CCA Distinguished Visiting Professors. 

Frey is an internationally respected artist who worked across media -- painting, works on paper, and sculpture. Renowned for her monumental colorfully glazed clay sculptures of men and women, she is recognized for expanding the traditional boundaries of ceramics through her revolutionary use of clay. 

Frey joined the CCA faculty in 1965, where she taught for nearly 35 years, becoming full professor and chair of the Ceramics Program. During her tenure, she guided the design and building of the Noni Eccles Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center on the Oakland campus and in 1999 was awarded the status of professor emeritus.


Del Harrow Lecture Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.