Valencia College to Display “Earth and Water, Wind and Fire” Ceramic Exhibit

The Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College will display a collection of ceramics work titled “Earth and Water, Wind and Fire” through Mar. 3.

This exhibition celebrates the ceramic artworks of Hadi Abbas. His pieces are described as simultaneously delicate and tough. The title of the exhibition comes from the components of ceramics: earth, water, wind, and fire, the four elements of life.

Since 1990, Abbas has been a professor within the UCF Art Department. He specializes in Ceramics and Sculpture. Professor Abbas teaches beginning and advanced ceramic. Prior to working at UCF, he taught at Wichita State University and worked as a production manager for Fredrick Pottery, in Louisville, Kentucky. He also worked as a ceramic consultant to an art studio in Louisville, Kentucky.

Abbas is well known for his extensive knowledge of glaze technology. He is an inventor of several prototype pieces of equipment related to his area of specialization. He was the recipient of Delano Maggard Jr.’s Grant and has exhibited his work on a national level.

The event is free and open to the public.

The gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at Valencia College’s East Campus, Building 3, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.

For more information, go to Arts Events and Performances or call 407-582-2268.