Ceramics in the park

From left, Dion Alston, Amy Dietrich and Cindy Shanks.

A collection of functional pottery and sculpture works made by Matheny students and patients was exhibited at Peapack-Gladstone’s annual Art in the Park event, held Sunday, September 14, in Peapack’s Liberty Park. Two of the Matheny ceramic artists, Dion Alston and Cindy Shanks, attended the event, along with their instructor, Jodi Miguel.

“We were very warmly received by our hosts, Deborah Ludtke, Jane Simon and Janice Dolan,” Miguel said, “and the participating artists, Dion and Cindy, really enjoyed meeting the attendees, all of whom were extremely friendly and supportive. The best part for me was bringing Dion and Cindy to meet the other potters from Bull’s Eye Pottery and Michele Hill Pottery. We were able to view and feel their work and talk about ceramic processes and glazes. It was a fun day for everyone!”

One of the visitors to the Matheny exhibit was Gladstone resident Amy Dietrich, who is a member of P-G’s Historic  Preservation Committee. “I am inspired by the art of the Matheny students,” she said, “and excited to see them as part of this year’s event.”