Port Chester’s Clay Art Center hosts talk on art, race and social justice

Emilee Geist

Photo: Contributed / Clay Art Center Photo: Contributed / Clay Art Center Photo: Contributed / Clay Art Center Port Chester’s Clay Art Center hosts talk on art, race and social justice PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — The Clay Art Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit center for the advancement and practice of […]


PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — The Clay Art Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts, is holding a virtual panel discussion on  “The Role of Art in the Fight for Social Justice.”

The free event will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

“Recent events in America have sharply highlighted the ongoing struggle for social justice and racial equality for African Americans in the face of police brutality and systemic racism,” the Clay Art Center said in a statement.


“This panel will discuss art as a tool for communication, raising awareness and affecting positive change around these social issues and examine how the ceramics community can address these issues within their own institutions.”



This event is a live webinar moderated by artist and Clay Art Center board member Earlene Cox, and features a panel of guest artists, including Paul Briggs, Vinnie Bagwell and Wesley Brown.

Registration is available at www.clayartcenter.org.

The Clay Art Center offers exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community.  It is located at 40 Beech St. For more information, to take virtual classes or to shop, visit www.clayartcenter.org.

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