An exhibit of works by ceramic sculptor and educator Penny Michel will open Thursday, June 3, at Combine Art Collective, 130 E Rose St. in Walla Walla.

Hours at the gallery in the Showroom on Colville are from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Michel was born in Carthage, Tunisia. Her ceramic art, a combination of obsession with ancient cultures and civilizations along with a love of clay, was cultivated during youthful summers spent near Phoenician ruins, she said.

Her sculpted vessels, urns and figures often contain writing and hieroglyphic-like images — visually accurate as though recently unearthed memorabilia of ancient deities and idols.

Michel’s artwork will be on exhibit throughout June. Find out more at combineartcollective.com or email combineartcollective130@gmail.com. See Michel's work at pennymichel.com.

 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,