Presented by RAD and Mission Clay Products
Opening December 3, 2022 - January 1, 2023
“This exhibition is the result of an extraordinary collaboration to bring artwork by a diverse group of artists to the Napa community,” said Willis. “It is inspiring to see how a simple, industrial object can be transformed in so many different ways.”
THE ARTISTS: A selection of work from some 400 artists that participated in the program will be showcased in the Rail Arts District including works by Alan Chin, Cameron Crawford, Ann Christenson, Carolyn Ford, Tom Franco, Robert Harrison, Susannah Israel, Lisa Reinertson, Patrick Siler, John Toki and Rimas VisGirda.
Alan Chin (8), Ann Christenson (1A), Cameron Crawford (6), Carolyn Ford (7), Tom Franco (1A), Robert Harrison (3), Susannah Israel (4), Lisa Reinertson (1A), Patrick Siler (5), John Toki (2), Rimas VisGirda (1B)
THE ART: The artworks in this exhibition are created by artists who participated in the Mission Clay Products nationally recognized Art and Industry residency program. As part of the program, artists spend weeks carving and glazing the six to eight feet clay pipe extrusions. The program officially began in 1979 and continues to this day at Mission Clay Products’ Phoenix, Arizona facility. More than 400 artists have participated in the program since it was founded. Presented by Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa and Mission Clay Products, the outdoor, free exhibition features work by 11 ceramic artists from the Mission Clay Products Arts and Industry residency program. As part of this program, artists spend weeks carving and glazing six-to-eight-foot clay pipe extrusions.
THE STORY: This project is made possible by generous support from Chuck and Ann McMinn and Mission Clay Products.
THE PLACE: 21 Sculptures are dotted along the Napa Valley Wine Trail route in downtown Napa