Artist Talk with Vanni ’05, ’06MEd for University Exhibition “Outside In”

By Caitlin Burns | October 15, 2018

Artist Lauren Vanni ’05, ’06MEd will speak about her artistic practice on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. Immediately following the lecture, an opening reception for her exhibition, “Outside In,” will be held in the Harrison Gallery.

The exhibition features 14 pieces that showcase Vanni’s extensive knowledge of traditional ceramic techniques in 14 different works. Each piece is comprised of thrown or hand-built porcelain, stoneware, or colored clay objects. The works range from items as recognizable as bottles, bowls, and cups to those which imitate natural shapes, such as rocks, shells, clouds, and more. Through these pieces, Vanni tells a story about vulnerability, protection, and unity. “Outside In,” ends on February 12, 2019.

This is the seventh iteration of the Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. Previous artists presented in this series include Krista Profitt ’11 (2017), Jesse Vincent ’11 (2016), Jennifer Titone ’11 (2015), Jannalyn Bailey ’09 (2014), Christopher Thomas ’94 (2013), and Andrew Ortwein ’07 (2012).