Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW SHOWS OPEN SUNDAY @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

  Laura Marmash, Succumb

LOOKING AT OURSELVES
Contemporary Figurative Ceramic Sculpture
JURIED BY ADRIAN ARLEO

WHEN: OCTOBER 4-NOVEMBER 15; OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

An exhibition exploring the resurgence of the human form in clay. View work that is extremely wide-ranging in aesthetics, content and approach to the material.

Featured artists: Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong (CT), Lisa Marie Barber (WI), Corinne Beardsley (MD), Jill Marleah Bell (NY), Rachel Ballard Bigley (NC), Angelique Brickner (SC), Christopher Corson (MD), Holly Cucio (MA), Christine Golden (AZ), Claudia Olds Goldie (MA), Aisha Harrison (WA), Cheryl Horning (NY), Marsha Karagheusian (KY), Yonatan Katzelnik (MA), Ahrong Kim (PA), Gunyoun Kim (OH), Karen Kuff-Demicco (NY), Katherine Lee (MD), Laura Marmash (IL), Zhanna Martin (PA), Suzanne Mauro (IN), Colleen McCall (NY), Mitch Messina (NY), Rebecca Morton (PA), Eileen O'Donnell (MD), Joseph Paushel (OH), Jenny Reed (KY), Kevin Rohde (MD), Phyllis Savage (CT), Joel Schroeder (UT), Meghan Sullivan (MA), Jessica Teckmeyer (IA), Travis Winters (NC) and Scott Ziegler (NC)

SOLO GALLERY: KATE BORCHERDING. Sculptures influenced by historic sections of Baltimore.

COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY: GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. An exhibition showcasing both the Cup-a-Thon and Buy a Cup, Give a Class initiatives.

PROJECT SPACE: THE FIGURE IN PROCESS. View drawings, mockettes and work in progress by ANA MARIA ECONOMOU , TRISHA KYNER, and KATHY LEE-all of whom are figurative artists.


ARTIST TALKS

Take advantage of meeting and hearing from these talented artists who will be visiting Baltimore Clayworks to do weekend workshops. Each one will present a slideshow and narrative of their work.

ADRIAN ARLEO
WHEN: Friday, October 24, 7-8 PM
RSVP to matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org

Adrian Arleo is a ceramic sculptor living outside Missoula, Montana. She studied Art and Anthropology at Pitzer College (B.A. 1983) and received her M.F.A. in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986. Arleo was an Artist in Residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft in 1986-87, and at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 1987-88.  For nearly thirty years, Arleo has focused her work on the human figure, often combining it with animal imagery, and other elements of the natural world. Some works allude to a relationship of understanding or connection between the human and animal realms. In others, human figures possess animal features in a way that reveals something hidden about the character or primal nature of the human.

KATE BORCHERDING
WHEN: Friday, November 14, 7-8 PM
RSVP to matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org

Kate Borcherding  is an American artist working in mixed media. Her artistic style is both neoclassical and postmodern. Her art mainly focuses on the human figure, and is often psychological in nature with narratives expressed across multiple layers. Her ceramic work focuses on the creation of assemblages incorporating either the human form or a personification of an object. She makes use of visual symbols which she extracts and extends from the direct observation of an environment including important cultural, architectural or technological representations.


New Inventory in the Sales Gallery

SHAWN O'CONNOR
MICHELLE SWAFFORD

Shawn O'Connor's utilitarian woodfired objects are tailored specifically to allow the kiln to color and mark their surfaces. No two pieces are the same as the flame's path records distinct marks on each piece. Incredibly smooth to the touch, always warm and inviting, Shawn's pots seem extend a sense of comfort and welcome to all who use them. Click here to see his new inventory in our webstore.


From 2011 to 2014, Michelle Swafford was a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art from Tulane University.  Her current body of work consists of high-fired functional porcelain pots embellished with colorful patterns and motifs.View and purchase Michelle's work from our
webstore.

 


RESIDENT ARTIST NEWS

JEREMY WALLACE who some of you may remember as Jim Dugan's wood-kiln assistant, has returned to Baltimore as our 2014-2015 Lormina Salter Fellowship artist! Read more about Jeremy by clicking here.


A Clayworks' welcome to MISSY STEELE!  Missy is our first Margie and Tom Pozefsky Fellowship Artist! The fellowship is new and launched this year - it provides the artist with: a studio, materials/living stipend, mentor and international travel for workshops. Click here to read more about Missy.

YOSHI FUJII is exhibiting his beautiful porcelain wares in the 22nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National at Market House Craft Center/Kevin Lehman Pottery in Lancaster, PA. This exhibition is September 20 through November 1 with an opening reception Friday, September 19, 6 - 9 PM.  For more information and driving directions, click here

While we're talking about recent news, LAURA COHEN, our Director of Community Arts, was awarded the Mary Nyburg Award that has provided her funding to travel across the county to visit clay studios and community organizations in other cities. She looks forward to learning some methods and techniques that they use so that she can implement them in Clayworks' Community Arts program. 


UPCOMING EVENTS!

BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS' STUDIO TOUR

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1-4 PM
ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet several resident artists and see their studio space and artwork. Sponsored by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA)/School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour. More info...

ANNUAL STUDENT SALE
WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 12-4 PM

See the work created by student artists and have the opportunity to purchase functional and sculptural ceramics. When you're done shopping, enjoy music, vendors, and food by local restaurants at the annual Mt. Washington Village Fall Block Party which is happening right around the corner! More info...

AUTUMN BLAZE FIRE FESTIVAL

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 6-9 PM
ADMISSION: $15 members, $20 non-members, $25 at the door.

Join us at our Mt. Washington campus for an event featuring a beer garden adjacent to our wood kiln, the Clay Olympics, live music, a Raku firing demo, Cup-a-thon, food and more. See more...


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