Frank & Francine Ozereko in Mercy Gallery Until Feb. 10

Frank and Francine T. Ozereko: Together and Apart, an exhibition of ceramics, printmaking, and mixed media, will be presented in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery in the Richmond Art Center from January 10 through February 10, 2017. The two will join the Loomis art community as Visiting Artists during the run of the gallery exhibition.

A Loomis Chaffee Community Art Exhibition featuring faculty and staff artistic expressions will be held concurrently in the adjacent Barnes and Wilde Gallery in the Richmond Art Center.

Husband and wife artists, Frank and Francine Ozereko of Pelham, Massachusetts, each have enjoyed long professional careers individually, and they were inspired to collaborate on this exhibition by their recent experience as artists in residence at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. While in residency, the artists, who both work largely in ceramics, created a number of pieces that did not use porcelain as the primary material. The resulting works have a variety of formats and subject matter, ranging from a daily portrait of each day's sky to abstract sculptures made with found materials. In their artists' statement, Mr. and Ms. Ozereko share that they look forward to seeing their work "alongside each other, removed from the wilds of Wyoming where they were created."

Mr. Ozereko earned a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Art and a master's of fine arts from New York School of Ceramics at Alfred University. His professional career, which spans 40 years, has included teaching at Auburn University and the University of Massachusetts, where he also served as director of undergraduate art programs and the summer program in LaNapoule, France. His artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout New England, the East Coast, and the Midwest; is part of many permanent museum collections; and has been featured in a number professional publications. For more information, connect to the artist's website at www.ozereko.com.

Ms. Ozereko earned a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Art and a master's of fine arts from University of Massachusetts. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and juried craft exhibitions along the East Coast and in the Midwest. For more information about Ms. Ozereko's work, connect to her website, www.ftostudio.com.