Graffiti, A Hill City Art Joint, Showcases Jeff Rogers Pottery At Gallery Hop

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Visiting artist and potter Jeff Rogers, former Chattanoogan, will be at Graffiti Gallery in Hill City on Saturday, Sept. 7. His pots and sculptural pieces will be showcased, alongside Haitian metalwork from Epple Seed Arts, as part of the eighth annual Galley Hop from 2-8 p.m. that day.

The Hop marks the Hill City gallery’s first anniversary since its debut at the 2012 event. Grafitti owner David Jones said he is excited to welcome the potter and always invites guests and visitors to spend time with art, of any color, shape and size. 

This opening will be the final stop on a home show tour for Mr. Rogers and his partner Laura Jane Walker, both former Chattanoogans who now live in Miami. 

“The opening at Graffiti seemed like a perfect fit and end to our tour—these handcrafted pieces are intended to become part of your home and your life,” says Ms. Walker, an independent writer and editor. “David has created this space, Graffiti, in this neighborhood and community, for people to really connect with and enjoy art. We’re excited to bring Jeff’s work, which is made to be picked up and handled, to be part of an event like this.”

Mr. Rogers, who has more than 20 years of experience throwing on the wheel. Over the years, he has brought exhibitions and workshops to the Scenic City and North Georgia. In addition to showcasing his pottery, Mr. Rogers will exhibit the metal artwork of Haitian artists through Epple Seed Arts, an arm of nonprofit organization Beyond Borders.

“I believe in enhancing the art community of Chattanooga—we all have a positive obligation to bring whatever beauty we can to a community,” says Mr. Rogers. “Chattanooga has always been a place very receptive to diversity, and I’m eager to bring both pottery and Haitian metalwork back to the community. Epple Seed Arts celebrates the creative spirit of our counterparts in Haiti who have the same dreams and visions that we artists have here.”



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