FIN: Annual Ceramics Artists-in-Residence Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 8th - August 20th, 2022 in Firehouse Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave

Reception: Friday July 8th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Firehouse Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave

FIN features work from Zara Bronwyn Davis, Josh DiFabio, Betsy Foster, Bri Shores, and Maliya Travers-Crumb. Event is free and open to the public. Mask wearing and proof of vaccination are required to enter our facilities. About the Artists: Zara Bronwyn Davis is a ceramic and fine artist, working and teaching in Rochester New York. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019 with a BFA in ceramics. Zara has been a Flower City Arts Center resident artist for three years, where she has refined her skills and developed her current body of work. Zara has incorporated her love of painting, drawing, jewelry and fiber arts into her wider ceramics practice. Her work is intricate, detail oriented and aimed at showing the sumptuous nature of the body and strength of femininity. Recently, she has delved into the intersection between history, religion, storytelling and mythology - specifically, the fascinating and frustrating portrayal of women in these domains. Josh DiFabio is a multidisciplinary artist based in Western New York. He has been an artist in residence at Flower City Art Center and is currently finishing up his second year. His background is in Film Photography and Printmaking. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 2020, with a focus in Sculpture & Ceramics. Josh works with concepts of memory, soul, and the paradoxical presence of absence. Through the use of light, charred materials, and dissecting networks of line, he explores connection and loss. Betsy Foster received a MFA from The Ohio State University in 2019, and a BFA from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York in 2011. She has worked at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA and held Resident Artist positions at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center in Wellsville, NY, Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO, and Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY. Betsy is currently finishing a two year residency at Flower City Arts Center. Bri Shores is from Kansas where she attended Fort Hays State University, receiving her BFA with emphasis in Ceramics in 2018. She then moved to Missoula, MT and earned her post-baccalaureate from the University of Montana. The following year she interned at the Archie Bray Foundation. After two years in Montana, she moved to Rochester to start her time as an artist in residence at Flower City Arts Center. She has taught classes at the center and is finishing her residency after two years. Maliya Travers-Crumb is a ceramic artist from Rochester NY who creates small batch pottery. She loves finding the intersection where the two-dimensional meets the three-dimensional and finding ways to make art that is uniquely her own. She is in her second year of residency at FCAC and is excited to be staying on for one more year.