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Art Scholar Tom Folk to Lecture on Waylande Gregory Feb. 14

American art scholar Tom Folk will present a lecture on the ceramic artist Waylande Gregory, titled "Understanding Waylande Gregory; a Monumental Vision for Ceramics," on Friday, Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 106 of Binns-Merrill Hall.


American art scholar Tom Folk will present a lecture on the ceramic artist Waylande Gregory, titled "Understanding Waylande Gregory; a Monumental Vision for Ceramics," on Friday, Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 106 of Binns-Merrill Hall.

Gregory is recognized as America’s top ceramic artist of the 1930’s, and Folk has been instrumental in bringing the Gregory collection to the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. On Thursday, Feb. 13, an exhibition of Gregory's work -- "The 1930’s Jazz Age Sculpture of Wayland Gregory" -- will open in the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

In addition to his interest in Gregory, Folk is regarded as the leading authority on the Pennsylvania Impressionists and published the first book on the subject, The Pennsylvania Impressionists, in 1997. The movement was centered on the Pennsylvania town of New Hope, along the Delaware River, and Folk has organized more than a dozen museum exhibitions of painting by the New Hope Impressionists and Modernists.

Folk teaches at the New York School of Interior Design and at New York University.