USAO News Bureau

Alumni Art Show November 3-5

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Ceramic pottery and oil landscape paintings currently line the walls of the USAO Art Gallery in Davis Hall. As part of the annual USAO Homecoming, Nov. 3-5, two alums have teamed up to display their original artwork in the gallery. Sculptor Mary Ellen Thomas, class of 1976, displays her stoneware and pottery alongside painter Brandon Wood, class of 2003. A special closing reception is being held Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. during which visitors can meet the artists. Thomas, left, tells Blanchard history junior Brian Steele about her rare pottery glazing technique which results in large, crystalline structures. The technique has been perfected by only 60 artists in the United States.