As many of you now know, I have been working on launching the The Joyce Clancy Legacy Fund as a way to carry on Joyce’s legacy. The fund was created to help subsidize ceramics programming at not for profit institutions in Greater Cincinnati.
I wanted to give you all a quick update and let you know that I am working with Christine Mayhew, of Visionaries and Voices and one of Joyce’s long-time students, Sarah Sweeney, on a memorial exhibit celebrating Joyce’s life and work that will be held at the Kennedy Height Arts Center, August 18 – September 22. The opening reception will run from 5-8pm on the 18th and will also be the official launch for “The Joyce Clancy Legacy Fund.”
Joyce was a teacher and mentor within Cincinnati’s ceramics community for decades and her passion for life and love of clay impacted so many people. This memorial exhibit will celebrate Joyce’s spirit through the work of her many friends and students. Sarah Sweeney is one of Joyce’s former students and responsible for conceiving the show. Her work, in addition to the art submitted by other students and friends, will be on display alongside photographs of Joyce and samples of her work from throughout the years.
I hope you all can join us that night as we celebrate Joyce’s life and the impact she had on all of us. In the meantime you can learn more about “The Joyce Clancy Legacy Exhibition” on the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Website, HERE and you can learn more about the Joyce Clancy Legacy Fund, and how to get involved, HERE.