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Posted on: December 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Upcoming Exhibit Explores Clay as Blend of Art and Technology

The Village Theatre Art Gallery is pleased to start the New Year with an exhibit featuring examples of different applications in clay alongside detailed information on the process of how they were made and how they are used. From Sand to Silicon Chip: New Technology in Clay opens January 21 and is curated by long time Bay Area resident John Toki, who has had a robust career in the arts as an artist, an arts educator and lecturer and has been the recipient of many accolades and awards.

The exhibit will feature a comprehensive examination of the many uses of clay, and how technology has been used to advance clay and vice versa. From Sand to Silicon Chip: New Technology in Clay runs January 21 through March 18, 2023 with an artists’ opening reception on Saturday, January 21 from 4–6 p.m. at the Village Theatre Art Gallery located at 233 Front Street.  John Toki will be at the reception along with exhibiting artists and engineers. A date for a panel discussion will be announced in January.

Through the works on display, gallery visitors will be informed on the types of technology that have been used to advance clay, and learn how clay has been used to advance technology. One exciting example of technology that is to be included in this exhibit is a 3D clay printer. This modern printer will be installed and on display for the duration of the exhibition, with a live demonstration during the reception January 21. 

The Village Theatre Art Gallery is open Wednesday–Friday, noon–5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Viewings are available by appointment Monday and Tuesday; the gallery is closed Sunday. For more information, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Nelson Bleier at (925) 314-3460 or Exhibit details are available at

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