Bidding the “Voodoo that You Do” adieu

Ceramic exhibit comes to a close

By Melody Theiss
On April 20, 2018

Photos by Brit Raley
The “Voodoo that You Do” art exhibit was located in Carr EFA Gallery 193. The Exhibit will be replaced with graduating seniors’ art.


The “Voodoo that You Do” art exhibition ends its run at the Carr Fine Arts Building in Gallery 193 today, April 20.

The theme of the art show was dark arts and voodoo dolls; students were encouarged to interpret the theme as they wished in creating pieces.

“The only thing I ask is that it is tasteful; nothing too graphic,” Esteban Apodaca, ceramics professor and curator for the art show, said. 

With very few rules, and all supplies provided, the students were able to show their creative potential. 

“Overall, it was really creative, and the concept itself was very interesting,” Sierra Jouett, junior, said. “These people clearly worked very hard on it.”

Current students were not the only artists featured in the exhibit. Paula Upton, an ASU alumnus, created a piece, and Apodaca provided two of his own pieces.

“On Friday [April 20] we have a closing reception,” Apodaca said. “At the same time, we are having our symposium. During breaks I invite everyone over to see what my students are doing.”

Feedback from the audience was mostly positive.

“The first responses I got were from the head of the art department,” Apodaca said. “He came in and told me it was excellent.”

There was a wide variety of styles in the pieces. They ranged from fun and silly clay figures to the darker and grittier side of the voodoo theme.

Some pieces were glazed and shiny, while others were left with a matte texture. Some students added a multitude of colors, decorations, and beads, while others stayed with a more minimalist style.

 “Some [pieces] are fun,” Apodaca said. “I just told them to have fun with it. This is not a religious object, it’s an art piece.”


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