‘Harmonized Heritage’ Exhibition Opens at Starworks

Andrew Tran & Ariana Stein, Ceramic Artists CONTRIBUTED


Ceramic artists Ariana Stein and Andrew Tran will display their new exhibition, “Harmonized Heritage,” at Starworks through July 20, with selected works available for purchase through the School House Gallery.

Stein is a ceramic artist from St. Louis, Missouri. She was raised between the American Midwest and Budapest, Hungary, and her work is an amalgamation of Hungarian and American pottery traditions.

Stein pursues narrative storytelling in her work, using complex imagery and forms to tie folk tales into our present understanding of culture.

Tran was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was first introduced to clay in high school. In 2018, he spent half a year with an exchange program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, which led him to an independent study in Jingdezhen. In 2019, he received his B.F.A. from the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Stein and Tran are both currently practicing in North Carolina through internships with Starworks.

“Harmonized Heritage” will be on display at the School House Gallery, at Starworks, 100 Russell Drive, Star, from June 27-July 20. The gallery is open to the public, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starworks will be closed on July 4.