DOVER — On Saturday, The Dover Art League will present the opening of its first solo exhibition since its rebirth, featuring Jim Ulry, master ceramicist. The following week during First Friday, an artist reception will take place honoring him and his work.
Mr. Ulry has been key in keeping The Dover Art League functional during the three years that it experienced a decline. Led by President Ginny Jewell, the board of DAL sought to find a way to honor his service and asked him to produce work for its first solo exhibition since its decline.
Through a grant from Delaware Division of the Arts, Mr. Ullry was able to purchase materials and much needed shelving for the Dover Art League’s kiln. His work includes ceramics and folded paper constructions.
Describing his work, Mr. Ulry said, “My ceramic works are primarily hand-constructed coil or slab works featuring sculpted or graphic embellishments.”
Holding a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramic sculpture and painting from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mr. Ulry has taught junior and senior high school as well as college-level classes. In 2015, he received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as an Emerging Professional in the discipline of Visual Arts: Crafts.
He is currently a working professional artist based out of the Dover Art League’s ceramics studio and can often be found there creating his beautiful works of art.
The public is invited to attend the opening show on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the artist reception Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and live musicians will play during the reception.
Mr. Ulry’s ceramics and paper constructions will be displayed and available for purchase. He will be present at both events to greet attendees.
The Dover Art League is at 21 W. Loockerman St. For more informatin, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-492-5087.