Erman B. White Gallery to feature “Who Was She” by Brenda Jones | Butler Community College

Erman B. White Gallery to feature “Who Was She” by Brenda Jones

"Rocket Front" a ceramic dress made by Brenda Jones
Published: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Brenda Jones’s artwork to exhibit in Butler Art Gallery

Butler Community College’s Art Department is hosting “Who Was She” art exhibit by Brenda Jones from Mar. 4 to Apr. 1 at the Erman B. White Gallery of Art.  

Brenda Jones is a contemporary sculptor who lives and works in South Fork, Colorado. She grew up in Southeast Kansas in the 1960s, and her work pays homage to the gender roles embedded in that period and rural American place.  

Jones earned a Bachelor of Art Education at Wichita State University as well as a Master of Art in Art History and Ceramics. Jones’s artwork has been shown in exhibits across the US, and she has won best of the show in several exhibits.

“I am interested in issues of gender and how traditional work for women has changed over time yet remains embedded in tradition. My sculptures are both ceramic and sewn paper patterned with cut outs and sprigs or block prints that focus on the overlap of work and play. Clay surfaces are narrative, finished in layers of underglaze, slips, stains, glaze, and sometimes encaustic... I believe it is important not to forget the roles many women had in the past,” said Jones.  

The artist reception will be held on Thursday, Mar. 24, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Erman B. White Gallery of Art, located in the 700 Building on the main campus in El Dorado.  

The E.B. White Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed from Mar. 14 – 18 for Spring Break. Check for more upcoming events.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Trisha Coates at or call (316) 322-3330.