On Jan. 24, 2020, the Spirtas Gallery, at Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS), in partnership with the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design will open a High School Teapot Exhibition. The exhibit will be presented in conjunction with Tea and Cookies: 17th Biennial Teapot Exhibition at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.
“I’m very excited to be hosting the High School Teapot Exhibition in conjunction with the Tea and Cookies 17th Biennial Teapot Exhibition,” states Jono Robbins, an art teacher at LHWHS. “It’s great to partner with Craft Alliance as I started working with clay there when I was six years old. In high school, I showed one of my teapots in the Craft Alliance Teapot show, and I am thrilled to be able to have the show in the new Spirtas Gallery.”
Regional schools are invited to have their students submit their teapot to be on display at the Spirtas Gallery. Over 15 schools, including Fort Zumwalt High School, Marquette High School, and Chaminade College Preparatory School, will be participating in this highly anticipated show. Art enthusiasts will be interested in the idea of pairing teapots with cookie jars. This pairing explores the similarities between these containers, both in construction and what they mean to us culturally. An opening reception for the High School Teapot Show will take place at the Spirtas Gallery at Ladue Horton Watkins High School on Friday, January 24 from 6 – 8 p.m.
“Craft Alliance is thrilled to work with the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Spirtas Gallery to bring to the community the High School Teapot show. We have been pairing the High School Teapot Exhibition with our biennial teapot exhibition for over 15 years. It is such a wonderful experience for students to be inspired by national artists and bring attention to this classic and iconic form. Some have told me over the years that the work of the young artists are just as creative and wonderful as work in our national exhibition,” states Stefanie Strickland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-In-Residence Program. “We hope that the St. Louis community comes out to see both shows and falls in love with the teapot.”
Craft Alliance will host an opening reception for the biennial teapot exhibition on Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., sponsored by The Republic of Tea, David Charak, Sheila Greenbaum and Gary Wasserman. The exhibition will be open to the public from Jan. 10 – Feb. 23 at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.
High School Teapot Exhibition
Jan. 24 – March 27, 2020
Ladue Horton Watkins High School Spirtas Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
Tea and Cookies: 17th Biennial Teapot Exhibition
Jan. 10 – Feb. 23, 2020
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 10, 6 – 8 p.m.