Artist Displays Works in Ceramics and Ink at CU

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 18 2006

CONTACT: Instructor in Art James Biggs

Artist Displays Works in Ceramics and Ink at CU

Athens, W.Va. – The artistic works of Richmond, Va., resident, Fiona Ross, are on display in the Arthur Butcher Gallery of the Alexander Fine Arts Center at Concord University through September 28.

Mia Reinoso Genoni, a professor at the Richmond School of Arts and Sciences, describes Ross' work: "Technique, process and material are fundamental and active elements in the creation of the art of Fiona Ross. Working primarily in ceramics and ink paintings, Ross utilizes and gives room to the potential actions that are intrinsic to the materials themselves."

Ross received her M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Ross' piece, Top #5, completed in 2005, shows Ross knowledge of how the materials will act and interact. The base mold for Top #5 was constructed from refractory concrete.

Top #5 is made of a custom-made blend of dry ceramic powders. Ross explains, "Using a combination of refractory and flammable molds in my sculptures allows me to aim or deflect the fire's path to particular areas of the sculptures, so that I can inhibit or encourage melting and deformation in desired areas of the pieces."

A reception will be held Thursday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arthur Butcher Gallery, followed by a lecture presented by Fiona Ross at 1:15 p.m. in FA200. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

For more information, contact Instructor in Art James Biggs, 1-304-384-5351 or


PHOTO: Top #5

More information about the work of Fiona Ross is available at: .

CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Matthew Atwood, Lashmeet; Lora DeWitt, Jumping Branch; Veronica Goad, Shady Spring; Kasey Peters, Princeton; Elizabeth Terry, Peterstown; and Brenna Wickline, Nettie; students in the Concord University communication arts department worked on this press release.