Reception June 17 to feature over 50 ceramic artists from Colorado’s Western Slope
"Nest" by Julie Anderson

“Nest” by ceramic artist Julie Anderson.

Colorado Mountain College Aspen will host an opening reception on June 17 for “Shared Earth: Ceramics of the Western Slope of Colorado,” an exhibit featuring the work of over 50 regional artists.

This inclusive exhibition focuses on artists who live on the western side of Colorado’s Continental Divide including Grand Junction, Rifle, the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen and beyond. Showcased are all levels of makers whose primary medium is clay. Among the artists featured are Andre Wille, Dianne Kenney, Doug Rhinehart and Yan Kong, among many others.

“In a time when the world seems divided, let us find a common ground, celebrate community and our shared passion for clay,” said K Rhynus Cesark, CMC Aspen Gallery director, associate art professor and the exhibit’s curator.

“Shared Earth” will open with a reception from 3-7 p.m. on June 17. Admission is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The exhibit will remain at the campus through Sept. 3. Gallery hours vary, so plan your visit by calling ahead.

For more information, contact CMC Aspen at 970-925-7740, More at