Challenge your mind with ‘MATH+ART’ exhibit at Clay Center

Examine how artists intentionally and intuitively use mathematical concepts like shape, pattern, symmetry and proportion to guide their creativity in “MATH+ART,” opening Friday, Oct. 17 at the Clay Center in Charleston.

Featuring prints, paintings and sculptures from the Clay Center’s collection, this original exhibit celebrates the long-standing relationship between two seemingly different subjects with many common threads. See works that demonstrate balance and symmetry, repetition and pattern, proportion and spatial relationships as you explore how art and math intertwine.

While in the gallery, challenge your mind when you solve tangram and pentomino puzzles and build geometric structures in hands-on activities that illustrate the connections between art elements and the principles of math and design.

Come in costume and see the exhibit on opening weekend at the Center’s annual Spooktacular family fun day, featuring a Trick-or-Treat Trail, pumpkin decorating, a Haunted Fun House and more on Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information on this and all Clay Center exhibits and events, call 304-561-3570 or visit

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