November 3, 2021

Virtual Studio Visits with Artists from “Chroma Terra”

“BURST”:  Ceramic artist Kyle Johns will discuss his work in a virtual studio visit on December 3. It is one of five virtual visits by artists, beginning November 5, based on “Chroma Terra,” on view through December 11 at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.

The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center) in Bedminster has announced five virtual studio visits with artists from The Center’s fall exhibition, “Chroma Terra,” on view through December 11. 

This exhibition brings together the work of 10 contemporary ceramic artists from across the country: Chris Alveshere (Missoula, Mont.), Sloane Angell (Los Angeles, Calif.), Lauren Skelly Bailey (New York, N.Y.), Wes Brown (Bloomington, Ind.), Kyle Johns (Lincoln, Neb.), Lauren Mabry (Philadelphia, Pa.), John Oles (Jacksonville, Ala.), Peter Pincus (Rochester, N.Y.), Scott Ross (Union Lake, Mich.), and Rebecca Zweibel (St. Petersburg. Fla.).

The five virtual studio visits will be on Friday afternoons and moderated by curator John Reinking. The schedule is as follows: John Oles – November 5 from 1-2 p.m. ; Chris Alveshere –  November 12 from 1-2 p.m.; Lauren Skelly Bailey – November 19 from 2-3 p.m.; Kyle Johns – December 3 from 1-2 p.m.; and Wesley T. Brown – December 10 from 1-2 p.m.

Virtual studio visits will take place on Zoom and are free for members of The Center and $10 for non-members. To register visit, The Center’s website at

In his curatorial statement Reinking said, “Color is an inherent part of any creative artistic process. It can affect spatial relationships, mood, form, social constructs, psychology, etc. Within the three-dimensional form, especially ceramics, both sculptural and functional, color is not discussed as much as form. The artists selected for this exhibition emulate the wide range of color of clay, from the intense to the sublime. ‘Chroma Terra’ is an exploration of color theory and relationships within the ceramic form.”

Reinking is an associate adjunct professor at Raritan Valley Community College and County College of Morris and teaching artist and ceramics program manager at The Center for Contemporary Art. As a ceramic artist, his work can be found in many private collections. He is represented by Peters Valley Craft Center and Connexions Gallery in Easton, Pa., and he exhibits in national group shows regularly.

The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For further information, call (908) 234-2345 or visit