Applebee Gallery exhibits clay works

September 21, 2016 | 8:25 AM

The Applebee Gallery at MacMurray College features St. Louis artist Bruce Alves III. The closing reception for “Some Assembly Required: Second Edition” will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Gallery, with an artist talk at 6:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The show exhibits a number of his works, including “Burnout” (pictured), made of stoneware and other found objects. The exhibit closes Friday. The Applebee Gallery is located in the Putnam/Springer Center at the southeast corner of Clay and State streets on the MacMurray campus.

Bruce Alves was born and raised just west of St. Louis, MO, in St. Peters.  He went away to college to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, where mentors and friends instilled a true passion for working in clay. Upon graduation, Alves got the opportunity to make art in Taiwan at Tainan National University of the Arts. He works as the Exhibitions Assistant at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Louis and teaches ceramic classes at the St. Louis Craft Alliance.

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