Midlothian, Va. -- teapots! 2014 marks the first time in the state of Virginia that a Teapot Invitational has been held. This special Bella Arte Gallery exhibition is kicking off October 16, 2014. The opening reception, a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, at the Midlothian gallery will begin at 6 pm with Teavana offering tea tastings & a talk on the history of tea and its relevance to our culture. More than 30 artists have been invited to participate in this 1st Exhibition which features teapots in all media, including ceramics, glass, metal, resin, & mixed media, with no size restriction, to showcase both the sculptural & functional form.
Artists have been invited to join our Mad Hatter's Tea Party by exploring the teapot form literally, narratively, or abstractly while keeping true to their own aesthetic. We have artists who are already familiar with the teapot form, and those displaying for the first time.
Rich in color, full of whimsy, and diversified in subject matter the teapots will bring a smile to your face & as art does, joy to your soul!