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Rod Moorhead 9 Zen Nuns, 2011 Smoke-fired clay, wood and sand Height: 29” Collection of the artist

Rod Moorhead:  Entropy

December 17, 2013 – June 7, 2014

IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery

Rod Moorhead’s work ranges from small clay figures to large bronzes. He began his career as a potter, and still loves clay, although his public commissions include large-scale works, such as Concerto and James Meredith at the University of Mississippi and Storytellers — ten foot high limestone figures of the Mississippi writers William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright.  His work is included in the Roger Ogden Collection in New Orleans and the collection of Morgan Freeman.  He was honored with the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Award for 2012.   The exhibition will focus on Moorhead’s clay sculptures which are formed on an armature and are completed by firing in pits filled with straw.

This exhibition is funded by R&B Feder Charitable Foundation for the Beaux-Arts, the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency,
and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency 

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