Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Clay Club: Linda Christianson and Garth Johnson in WNC

There will be no formal Clay Club in February. Instead I'd like to encourage everyone to attend one or more of these FREE events next week with Linda Christianson and Garth Johnson.

Linda will be at Haywood Community College next Monday and Tuesday, February 8th and 9th. Terry Gess posted about this here:

Linda and Garth will both be at Western Carolina University (WCU) doing a number of events next week, including a joint demo session on Wednesday, February 10th, at our usual 6 pm meeting time. Highly recommended!

They will also be giving public lectures on Monday, February 8th:

Public Lecture 6-7:10 PM, Garth Johnson
Intermission/ Reception 7:10-7:40 PM
Public Lecture 7:40-8:50, PM, Linda Christianson
Bardo Art Center, Room 130

Here are the descriptions of the lectures and a little more about both of the presenters:

Garth Johnson

Curator of Ceramics, Arizona State University Art Museum &
ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center.
Artist, Writer, Curator & Educator

Garth’s multimedia lecture will examine a new generation of ceramic artists has added the video camera to their usual arsenal of tools. Filmed documentation of the crafts is as old as film itself, but there is something distinctive about the approach taken by young ceramic artists who have grown up with video and social media. Instead of using the camera to merely document process, many artists use the camera to document how their work is being used… or abused. Others use video as a promotional tool. Still others fuse all of the above strategies with wild abandon.

Linda Christianson
Studio Potter & Educator, MN

“Where Ideas Come From”
Linda Christianson is an independent studio potter who lives and works in rural Minnesota. She studied at Hamline University (St Paul, Minnesota), and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts (Banff, Alberta, Canada). She exhibits nationally and internationally, including one person exhibits in London and St. Louis. Her pieces are in numerous public and private collections, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Glenboe Museum. An itinerate educator, Linda has taught at colleges and universities, including Carleton College and the Hartford Art School. She received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation. Her recent writing appeared in Studio Potter and The Log Book. One of her goals is to make a better cup each day.

Linda and Garth are doing other events at WCU, too - check out the complete schedule on the WCU School of Art and Design Facebook page:

Thanks to Terry Gess and John Britt for letting me know about these events!

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