3rd Annual Big Island Clay Exhibition

Program type: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to Friday, January 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

Define Artifact: Shelby Smith

In December, the Makai gallery of the East Hawaii Cultural Center features a solo exhibition by Shelby B. Smith exploring ceramic media through alternative processes. Smith’s fields of study, both architecture and ceramics, conflate in the “theoretical vessel” – an object by which space becomes an artifact of human design and interaction.



ar·ti·fact | \ ˈär-ti-ˌfakt  \

Definition of artifact

1a: a usually simple object (such as a tool or ornament) showing human workmanship or modification as distinguished from a natural object

b: something characteristic of or resulting from a particular human institution, period, trend, or individual

c: something or someone arising from or associated with an earlier time especially when regarded as no longer appropriate, relevant, or important

2a: a product of artificial character (as in a scientific test) due usually to extraneous (such as human) agency

b: an electrocardiographic and electroencephalographic wave that arises from sources other than the heart or brain

c: a defect in an image (such as a digital photograph) that appears as a result of the technology and methods used to create and process the image.


Formation: The Central Gallery at EHCC will feature ceramic sculpture by a diverse array of Big Island ceramicists illustrating the malleability of the material in formation. The works range in size from miniature to life-size, from altered vessels, to figurative expressions, to abstractions. Featuring work from Amber Aguirre, Jake Boggs, Bella Freedman, Stephen Freedman, Ingrid Fregeau, Kimberly Langston Hagen, Cris Lindborg, Claire Seastone, and Suzanne Wang. 


Join us for the reception on December 6th from 6-8pm



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