Roadside Attractions: Next 5 Exits

MARCH 10 – APRIL 30, 2017
Main Gallery

Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, Roadside Attractions: Next 5 Exits reveals a vision of the allure of the wayside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Jr. Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. Viewers will recognize the expression of journeys made and imagined, and they will be able to connect through their shared experience. 

Related Events

Join us for a public artist talk by curator and participating artist Pattie Chalmers, and artist Peter Morgan, on Thursday, March 9 at 6 pm in NCC’s library. Register for your free seat here.

In addition, Peter Morgan will demonstrate on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am – 4 pm. Register for your free seat here.

Mariko Paterson will join us for a free workshop and slide lecture during the closing week of the exhibition on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am – 4 pm. She will present her techniques and discuss her work. Register for your free seat here.

All of these educational events are free and open to the public. Due to limited seating for all events, pre-registration is encouraged.Related ResourcesPattie Chalmers’ website: www.pattiechalmers.comPeter Morgan’s website: www.petergmorgan.comNCECA: an interview with Morgan about his work and inspirations.365 Days 365 Artist: an interview with Morgan.Arts Magazine: an article about Morgan’s work and studio practice. Mariko Paterson’s website: www.foragestudios.comCeramics Monthly: an essay by Paterson discussing the career of working potters.UPPERCASE Magazine: an interview with Paterson about her ceramic adventures.Musing About Mud blog: a technical exploration of Paterson ceramic work, including demonstrations.Nathan Prouty’s website: www.nathanprouty.comOtherPeoplesPixels Blog: an interview with Prouty about inspiration and studio practice.