Oh, no Mr. Bill?
With a title like MediClaytions and More, you almost expect an exhibit featuring Gumby and Pokey, or Wallace and Gromit characters—evolved for the 21st century but with a medieval twist. But these 33 pieces by the Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club cover a gamut of styles. While there are wheel-thrown pots and raku, the other sculpture steals all their fire. Darrci Robertson’s “#@&*!”—a quirky, polychrome, cartoonish house struggling to escape the grasp of a huge, black ball and chain—is about as animated as fired clay can get. Amazing execution breathes life into James Anderson’s “Peace.” It’s a sleeping dragon, stolen from one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Technicolor dreams. Among all that clay, Marshall Brewer’s “Dance of Discovery” reigns at the front window in a sinuous arc, its wood grain gloriously unveiled. This show is up until March 8 at the Utrecht Art Gallery, located at 1612 Howe Avenue. For more information, call (916) 641-6400.