For Immediate Release
11 February 2011

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis Gallery Features Ceramic Sculptors


Rohlfing’s “Late Afternoon Snow” sculptural vessel, earthenware clay and glaze, 2010.

The public is invited to “Two Ceramic Sculptors,” an exhibition by John Rohlfing and Peggy Steinway in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College February 14-March 14. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 17, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

A total of 60 sculptural ceramics and drawings will be on view during the show. Rohlfing and Steinway have exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and are the recipients of many awards, honors and grants. Collectively, over 26 of their pieces are held in corporate, public and private collections throughout the world, including several museums and major corporations.

Rohlfing is a professor of art at Post University, and Steinway is an art teacher at the Gilbert School in Winsted. Both continue to produce work from their studio at home in Canton. Rohlfing and Steinway hold M.F.A. degrees from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at

The event is one of a series at Tunxis Community College celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. The College first opened for classes in October 1970 and currently offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. Visit the Tunxis web site at

Steinway’s “One Plus Two Plus Three” earthenware clay and glaze, 2010.