A Class Act, Works by Mentor and Mentee: Renzo Faggioli and Lisa Fraenkel
David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries
October 3-November 12, 2022
ARTIST RECEPTION: Third Thursday, October 20th from 6–8pm
FALL GALA: Saturday, November 12th
This exhibit illustrates the relationship of the mentor, Renzo Faggioli, and the mentee, Lisa Fraenkel, throughout years of working together in the Baum School ceramics studio.
Renzo Faggioli is a master ceramist, renowned for his elegant sculptures and beautiful wheel-thrown vessels. He has served on The Baum School of Art’s faculty for nearly 50 years, the longest tenure of service of any instructor at the School. Over the decades, Renzo has inspired and mentored hundreds of students — providing guidance and encouraging unique artistic visions for each. His work is treasured in many collections throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This exhibition features both new work and special pieces on loan from collectors in the community.
Lisa Fraenkel has been one of Renzo’s most dedicated students, and through the years has developed a distinctive style. Her work is a blend of geometirc pattern, texture-rich designs, and motifs inspired by both nature and fantasy. Lisa’s work features hand built and wheel-thrown vessels, vases and boxes, and beautiful mosaics. In addition, Lisa serves on the school’s Board of Trustees and is being honored for her contributions to the school at this year’s Fall Gala, along with her husband Barnet Fraenkel. The celebration will take place on November 12th at the school. Many of Lisa’s classmates, affectionately named, “The Claymates,” will feature their ceramic work in the Gala’s silent auction.
Join us in celebrating Renzo and Lisa and their lifelong friendship formed in clay.