In art, different mediums have the capacity for different stories. Canvas conveys swaths of colors, sculpture evokes angles, mixed media gives us sounds and textures and videos. And ceramics—well, ceramics have a trick up their sleeve. They exude folk art sensibility within a cheerful medium, managing to convey a warmth not often found in temperature-controlled galleries. Dr. Robert Milnes’ work exemplifies the versatility and expressiveness of ceramics; his pieces play with color and form, combining philosophical themes with influences drawn from Native American traditions, early Chinese and Japanese pottery, and Mayan carvings. His latest exhibition, I’m (Moving on/Alright) at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, 4118 Commerce, opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday and continues through July 26. Gallery hours are from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Sat., June 28, 6 p.m.; First Thursday-Saturday of every month, 12-7 p.m. Starts: June 28. Continues through July 26, 2014