‘Casting Tall Shadows’ gallery to open Sept. 14

By LINDSAY DYESS / Community Columnist

The SCAC gallery presents “Casting Tall Shadows” curated by sculpture Nelson Grice.

Grice, a graduate of the University of Montevallo and current ceramics teacher of Hoover High School, has earned recognition for his work by being featured in Ceramic Monthly magazine as well as galleries and private collections across the country.

Work by artists including Ted Metz, who created this sculpture, will be featured in the Shelby County Arts Council gallery’s “Casting Tall Shadows,” opening Sept. 14. (Contributed)

His piece “Storytime” took home the prize for Best in Show at the 2016 SCAC Adult Juried Art Show. Each of his sculptures “explores his uninhibited childlike imagination.”

For this gallery exhibit, Grice has hand-selected a group of unique sculptors to display work. These metal and clay artists explore their medium in this well-curated body of work.

Featuring the work of artists Ted Metz, Hank Simpson, Kristen Berry, Savannah Smith, Ajene Williams and Nelson Grice, “Casting Tall Shadows” opens Thursday, Sept. 14.

A gallery opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments in the SCAC gallery.

The gallery opening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com.