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Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers Lecture by Ceramic Arts Legend, Wayne Higby – Nov. 13, 2019

November 5, 2019

Wayne Higby, an internationally recognized ceramic artist and educator from Alfred University, will present “Light Falling on Grass” a lecture, on Nov. 13, 2019, at Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC. The presentation will be an autobiographical reflection with images that mark career highlights representing a half century of Higby’s work as a ceramic artist. It will include personal philosophy and concepts as well as a report on the new Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. It is sponsored by Delhom Service League, the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, as part of The Ceramics Series.

Since 1973 he has taught at Alfred in New York. As professor and advisor to students he has influenced many potters in North Carolina, as well as throughout the world. Ceramic artist, Carol Gentithes, of Johnston and Gentithes Studios, Seagrove, NC, says that as his student “His boundless energy and insightful commentaries propelled me to be bold and expressive in my artistic endeavors.” Her husband and ceramic artist Fred Johnston credits Higby with introducing him “to the idea of illusionistic perspective and the power of theatrics.”

Acknowledged for his articulate lectures, essays and critical evaluations, Higby is a Professor of Ceramic Art and the Wayne Higby Director and Chief Curator of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. The American Craft Museum named Higby a Visionary of the American Crafts Movement. He is a published authority on ceramic art, and since 1991 has traveled and taught extensively in the Peoples Republic of China.

Ceramic artist Samantha Henneke, of Bulldog Pottery, also in Seagrove, remembers being a student of Higby’s. “He always encouraged the functional potters to think beyond the function of the pot and imagine what the functional pot could be alluding to”. For instance, says Henneke, water flowing through the rocks in a stream “could be like water flowing through a pitcher’s spout.”

Higby’s unique vision of the American landscape is manifested in his own work, ranging from vessel form, to tile, sculpture and architectural installation. Another North Carolina potter, Kate Johnston, recalls that she was a freshman at Alfred when a gallery exhibition of Wayne Higby’s “Earth Cloud” opened. “It included a massive wall of planning sketches on diner placemats and napkins, which morphed into formal drawings, then glaze test tiles, and mini-installs of sample tiles, finally ending in the manufacturing tools and equipment.” She continues, “The first time I ever skipped class was to attend a talk by the artist. I can remember sitting on the cold cement floor while Wayne lively described his thought process, his love of glaze chemistry, and his broader ideas about being an artist. He gave us advice for being good students and successful artists which I remember and find myself repeating to others.” Eventually the final piece was installed in the Miller Performing Arts complex on campus. “EarthCloud”, is the largest hand cut porcelain, architectural installation in the world, and features 12,000 tiles.

Higby has an exceptionally long list of accomplishments and awards. Among them is a member of honor of the United States National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), a Life Trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Vice President Emeritus of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland. He is an Honorary Professor of Art at Shanghai University and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and in 2004 he became the first foreign national to be acclaimed an Honorary Citizen of the “porcelain city” of Jingdezhen.

Wayne Higby’s work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the Hermitage Art Museum, St Petersburg, Russia, the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and The Mint Museum, Charlotte.

Details of the talk:
A wine and light bites reception will be held in the atrium of Mint Museum Randolph at 6pm. “Light Falling on Grass” will begin in the Van Every Auditorium at 6:30pm. The reception and presentation are free and open to all.
The museum galleries are also open on Wednesday evenings at no charge, at 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

For further info call 704/337-2000.

The Delhom Service League was founded by M. Mellany Delhom as an affiliate organization of The Mint Museum in 1975. The group—credited with boosting interest and funding for The Mint Museum’s vast ceramics collection—is comprised of a diverse group of artists, teachers, corporate leaders, writers, librarians, doctors, collectors, and lifelong learners. Over the last 40 years the focus of the group has expanded, but the mission of the group is the same: to promote ceramic arts and education.

Delhom Service League’s signature fundraising event is Potters Market at the Mint – a show and sale of North Carolina potters on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph. It showcases the depth and breadth of talent in the North Carolina ceramics community in what has become known as the Pottery State. The potters quoted here have all participated in the event. The next Potters Market is being planned for September 26, 2020.

Today the league presents nationally and internationally known speakers, like Wayne Higby, through its Ceramics Series and supports the Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library for the decorative arts. It has funded the acquisition of numerous objects for the Mint’s ceramics collection.

View the Delhom Service League rack brochure and Ceramics Series calendar.

Find Delhom Service League on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

More information on Potters Market at the Mint can be found at (pottersmarketatthemint.com).

Contact Susan Kooiman by e-mail at (delhomserviceleague@gmail.com) or call 704/293-3921.

Davidson College in Davidson, NC, Calls for Entries of Digital and Video Art – Deadline Oct. 31, 2019

October 8, 2019

The Van Every/Smith Galleries are pleased to announce a call to artists for submissions of digital and video art. The selected works will be presented in an exhibition beginning January 2020 on a large-format video wall in the atrium of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center, a hub for transdisciplinary learning on the campus of Davidson College in Davidson, NC.

Artists are invited to submit work that complements the spirit of cross-disciplinary collaboration, healthy debate, and creative investigation that is alive on the Davidson College campus. The submission deadline is October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Artists may submit up to three artworks.

Click here to submit (https://form.jotform.com/92316056000140).

EXHIBITION DETAILS
Work by professional artists will be selected for exhibition by a panel of Davidson College community members, including members of the Art Collection Advisory Committee, professors, staff, and students. Selected artworks will be screened in groups of 3-5 for 6 weeks each beginning in January 2020.

ABOUT THE VIDEO WALL
The Davidson College Art Galleries manage a large-scale video wall comprised of 16 screens (approximately 9 feet tall x 16 feet wide) at the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center. The video wall primarily shows the work of professional artists, but, on particular days, visually engaging student and faculty projects are also screened. The space is also used for occasional presentations by guest lecturers.

Local Students and Volunteers Work with Famed Artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to Create a Mural for the West End Beatties Ford Corridor at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC

September 18, 2019

The Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association (LHNA) and Northwest School of the Arts partnered with award winning Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to write a grant that was awarded by the City of Charlotte to create a mural on Beatties Ford Road. LHNA wants the neighborhood to be seen as an artistic, creative space, and had the artist incorporate the neighborhood’s cultural identity into the mural. According to Torres-Weiner, “We believe that NWSA is building the future generations of artists who will challenge, enrich and inspire our world, and having this on the Beatties Ford Road Corridor at NWSA highlights the rich artistic history of the area and the value of NWSA to the region.”

Rosalia Torres-Weiner immigrated to Charlotte with her family in 1996. In 2011, she redirected her art from commercial art to activism and telling the stories of Charlotte’s Communities. She combines her creative process with community engagement and action in a practice she calls “Artivism.” Through initiatives like the Papalote Project, The Magic Kite, Day of the Dead Charlotte, and the Red Calaca Mobile Art Studio, she works to harness the power of stories in service of the Charlotte’s underrepresented communities. Her public murals celebrate Charlotte’s diverse population and unique and changing style.

The process involved community input in which community members were invited to brainstorm concepts for the mural. In this way, the project engaged the organization and its community in the collaborative artistic process, and the mural volunteers were then able to work together to condense the ideas into a cohesive mural concept. All involved became a part of the design process and contributed their drawings, research, and opinions to the project. NWSA students were given direction, taught basic painting techniques, encouraged to share their strengths and styles, and were often paired with the artist for additional support.

Northwest School of the Arts is recognized internationally and is the only public arts magnet school serving Mecklenburg County students in grades 6 through 12. The school’s unique educational approach combines elements of creativity, art, and technical prowess with a strong academic foundation. The history and prestige that comes with Visual & Performing Arts means something different to everyone – that’s why our students have multiple ways to launch into a professional career down the path they choose in Band, Chorus, Costume Design, Dance, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.

For further info call Donald Nagel at 980/343-5500 or e-mail to (Donald1.nagel@cms.k12.nc.us).

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for “Nature at Its Best”

September 11, 2019

The Stanly Arts Guild, located at 330-C North Second Street in Albemarle, NC, is looking for artists to enter the annual “Nature at Its Best” art show on view from October 8 – November 2, 2019. It is a sponsored show with top prize being $500. All works must have a “ nature” theme (fish, feather, fur, field, forest, flower), and may be 2D, 3D or photography.

For a show prospectus or more information you may call show chair, Jaclyn Layman, at 704/322-0382 or visit (www.stanlyartsguild.com) online.

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Proposals for Exhibitions at Its Seven Galleries

April 30, 2019

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, will have seven gallery locations by 2021 to exhibit art for the enrichment of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We are now accepting submissions to exhibit at the Elizabeth Ross Gallery and the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries in 2020-2021.

For submission requirements, please visit our website at (http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/submissions/).

2019 Lakeside Artists Studio Tour Taking Place Oct. 11-13, 2019, in the Mooresville, NC, Area Calls for Participation – Deadline Sept. 1, 2019

April 30, 2019

The Lakeside Artists Studio Tour is celebrating our 10th year of offering high quality original art directly from the artists. We hope you will be interested in joining us! We are looking for original art in every medium, last year we featured not only painters in several media, but also potters with many different styles, wood turners, a furniture maker, a handbag maker, jewelers, a metal sculptor and a mosaic artist. The tour is held in private homes and studios along the Brawley Peninsula, near Mooresville, NC, with the studio owner along with guest artists exhibiting at every location.

Please share this information with any artist friends who may like to join in.

This year’s dates are October 10, 2019 for set up and October 11-13 for the tour. Entry deadline is Sept. 1, 2019.

A complete prospectus is available at (http://lknstudios.com/).

Art of Clay National Juried Show at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Announces Winners

March 18, 2019

On view through June 15, 2019, “Art of Clay” is the North Carolina Pottery Center’s first-ever national juried exhibition being presented in Seagrove, NC. Featuring 41 artists from around the United States, “Art of Clay” presents a range of contemporary styles, from functional to narrative sculpture.

This show was juried by potter Douglas Fitch of southwest Scotland, UK. Fitch and his wife, Hannah McAndrew, create slipware influenced by the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip-decorated country pottery.

Fitch narrowed the field down from 230+ pieces and did the final judging when he was here in the beginning of March as one of the featured potters at the North Carolina Potters Conference, hosted by the Randolph Art Guild in Asheboro, NC.

And the winners of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s “Art of Clay National Juried Show” are:


Work by Takuro Shibata

1st Place: Takuro Shibata (Seagrove, NC), “Bump.”
2nd Place: Lars Westby (Annapolis, MD), “Manus.”
3rd Place: Paul McCoy (Waco, TX), “Pouring Vessel.”
Director’s Choice Honorable Mention: Ariel Bowman (Flower Mound, TX), “The Fossil Record.”

Featured potters in the show include: Hadi Abbas (FL), Michelle Arabian (NY), Brad Bachmeier (ND), Posey Bacopoulos (NY), Casey Beck (WI), Ariel Bowman (TX), Joel Brown (NY), Amanda Bury (WA), Randall Carlson (IL), Kyla Culbertson (IL), Priscilla Dahl (PA), J. Casey Doyle (ID), Karen Ellis Phillips (NJ), Helen Marie Farrant (NJ), Daniel Gardner (CO), Seth Green (IN), Mark Gordon (NC), Stephen Heywood (FL), John Jessiman (VA), Sooyeon Kim (GA), Yeonsoo Kim (GA), Wansoo Kim (KS), Julia Knight (GA), Lucien Koonce (MA), Catherine Coulter Lloyd (SC), Mimi Logothetis (NC), Andy Matlow (MA), Paul McCoy (TX), Jim and Shirl Parmentier (NC), Nila Petty (IL), Kevin Ryan (CT), Masa Sasaki (GA), Eric Serritella (NC), Hitomi Shibata (NC), Takuro Shibata (NC), Marina Smelik (CA), Rebekah Strickland (GA), Suzanne Stumpf (MA), Sue Wadoski (MA), Lars Westby (MD), and Delanie Wise (MA)

Questions? Or interested in possibly purchasing a piece? Call the center to start the process. All purchased pieces must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition ends.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873.8430, visit (ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers The Ceramics Series

January 29, 2019

The Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, offers The Ceramics Series Programs which take place at Mint Museum Randolph unless otherwise noted. The Programs are free and open to all.

January 29, 2019, at 10am ***
Curator’s Tour at Mint Museum Uptown -“Michael Sherrill Retrospective “ Exhibition- Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design and Fashion, at The Mint Museum Uptown

February 13, 2019, at 5:30pm
STIMULUS – What inspires artists to create? An Interactive program coordinated by Bob Scheer, VP of Development, McColl Center for Art + Innovation

February 25, 2019, at 10am ***
Porcelain and Place: Thinking Through Ladislav Sutnar Tea and Dinnerware Sets Emily Pazar, Assistant Editor, Art Reference at Oxford University Press New York, New York, & Former Curatorial Assistant of Craft, Design and Fashion, at The Mint Museum Uptown

March 13, 2019, at 5:30pm
New Discoveries in the History of American Porcelain
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

March 25, 2019, at 10am
Making a Big Intricate Ceramic Platter, Film and Talk
Herb Cohen, Ceramic Artist

April 10, 2019, at 5:30pm
Folk Art Ceramics-Catawba Valley Pottery
Dr. Allen Huffman, Collector

April 29, 2019, at 10am
History of Salt Firing
Kira Campbell, Ceramic Artist and Instructor

*** Space is limited, Reservations required at (https://mintmuseum.org/events/).

STARworks Gallery in STAR, NC, Offers Ornament Sale – Dec. 1, 2018

November 21, 2018

The STARworks Gallery in Star, NC, will be decorated for the holiday season with more than 2,500 colorful hand-crafted glass and ceramic ornaments Dec. 1, 2018, from 10am to 4pm. Ornaments are handcrafted by STARworks artists, interns and resident artists, and come in all sizes, shapes and colors.

STARworks Clay Studio artists have created ceramic crystalline ornaments in new shapes this year. In addition to the familiar ball ornaments, STARworks glassblowers have brought back the popular star ornaments, candy canes and icicles for this holiday season.

The glass and ceramic artists at STARworks have also created ornaments and holiday items for the STARworks Signature Series. Glassblowers and clay artists create Signature Series items in their own time after work. These items are unique to each artist and in limited supply.

There are no advanced or reserved sales. Ornaments left after the sale will be available in the School House Gallery at STARworks, Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, while supplies last. A limited selection of ornaments will be available online at (www.STARworksNC.org) after the sale. Prices start at $10. Payment options include cash, check or credit cards.

STARworks recommends people arrive at the ornament sale as close to 10am as possible to ensure a good selection. Doors will open at 9am for those who like to arrive early, but the sale will not begin until 10am. The STARworks Café & Taproom will open at 8am with coffee drinks, smoothies, pastries and more.

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. Proceeds from the ornament sale help fund STARworks programs, including the high school glassblowing and ceramics programs.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for “Multicultural Art Exhibit”

July 28, 2018

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, announces a call for entries for its “Multicultural Art Exhibit”, which will be on display in September 2018. This exhibit for the month of September is in conjunction with One Moore Fest, a multicultural and international one-day festival to be held in downtown Mooresville, (on Broad St), on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 4-9pm.

All fine art media is welcomed! Artists are asked to represent their own ancestry and heritage and sign up for one of the 8 regions The 8 regions are: North America, Central America & Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania. 5 slots will be allotted for each region. Artists MUST sign up for the region they want to represent. Once a region is full, that region will be closed. (first come, first served basis).

Artists MUST sign up for their chosen region, through this form: (https://goo.gl/forms/AM3A4sfSXXttit6I2).

Please read the show prospectus for complete details and more information at (https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/1cetfopcb_700788.pdf).

Entry Fee: $15 for Mooresville Arts Members; $20 for Non-Members (one piece only for each artist). New memberships are welcome, starting at $45/year.