Friday, January 19, 2018
Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects opens today at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville without Josh Copus installation
Josh Copus is one of the 10 artists in this exhibit and his work is featured in the photographs accompanying today’s Asheville Citizen-Times article about the exhibit. You might remember that Josh brought his brick factory to our November Clay Club meeting at Mars Hill University. Unfortunately, Josh’s Monument to Place installation will not be included in this exhibit. From Josh’s Facebook post:
It is with great sadness that I am forced to announce that the Monument to Place installation will not be included in the upcoming Scale Up exhibition at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. This monument, comprised of 1,500 individually marked handmade bricks, was produced by the community surrounding Marshall NC during the Old Marshall Jail Project from August-December 2017.
After months of planning and nearly 4 days of installation work in the CCCD building itself, I was told that the staff had structural concerns with floor of their gallery. Nothing about this was ever mentioned to me in any of the planning leading up to the show. Nothing about my installation was a surprise. I did exactly what I said I was going to do.
At the time that I was alerted about the concern, my team had moved all of the materials into the gallery and installed the wooden form. We were about to start facing it with brick.
See Josh’s complete post, with an accompanying video, here (no Facebook account needed): https://www.facebook.com/josh.copus/posts/10215082460157275
The opening reception for the exhibit is tonight from 5-8 pm. Here are the details from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design website:
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice.
Artists: Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Josh Copus (Marshall, NC), Dustin Farnsworth (Montreal, QC), Brian Fleetwood (La Mesilla, NM), Ani Geragosian (Salem, MA), Adam Ledford (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Manson (Bedford Hills, NY), Rachel Mauser (Louisville, KY), Aaron McIntosh (Richmond, VA), and Mark Reigelman II (Brooklyn, NY).
Opening reception Friday, January 19, 5-8pm
Exhibit runs January 19 – July 28, 2018
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/132754080726239/
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tonight’s event at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, “Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire Within,” has been postponed due to the inclement weather.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
UPDATE - postponed till February 8th due to weather: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/01/movies-at-museum-mc-richards-fire.html
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is showing the film MC Richards: The Fire Within, followed by a discussion led by Cynthia Bringle. From the museum website:
Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire Within
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
$5 students with ID, seniors, active military, EBT cardholders, $7 general admission
In the film, we witness M.C. Richards engaging in contemplative questioning regarding the nature of art, imagination, wholeness, community, and our place in the cosmos. She inspires us to live creatively, to believe in ourselves, to experience the sensuality of existence. This is a film not just about M.C. It’s about all of our quests to become authentic creators of art and community.
Also active in Greenwich House Pottery, M.C. was a central player in the New York avant-garde scene in the early 50s when she lived in Stony Point, New York with composers John Cage and David Tudor, potters Karen Karnes and David Weinrib, architect Paul Williams and children's author Vera Williams.
Her influence goes well beyond the visual art world. As the first English translator of THE THEATER AND ITS DOUBLE, by French actor/playwright/activist Antonin Artaud, M.C. is credited by director Arthur Penn and avant-garde Living Theater co-founder Judith Malina, as being instrumental in changing the course of theater in America for all time. The translation, to this day, is considered the authority.
In this thought-provoking documentary, you hear from a cadre of her associates and followers as they carry on her important work of inspiring people to live creatively. The hour documentary features interviews with many renowned artists, poets, thinkers, and theologians including: Marjory Bankson, Paulus Berensohn, Julia Connor, Merce Cunningham, Adriana Diaz, Martin Duberman, Howard Evans, Matthew Fox, Gertrude Hughes, Karen Karnes, George Kokis, Judith Malina, Amy Evans McClure, Arthur Penn, and Robert Turner.
After the film, we will have a discussion led by M.C.’s student and friend Cynthia Bringle. Cynthia graduated from NY State College of Ceramics in Alfred, NY. She is a North Carolina Living Treasure and holds an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
All area artists are invited, even if you didn’t participate in the most recent studio tour. Here’s the information from the Toe River Arts Council:
Post Studio Tour Meeting
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
4 to 5 pm
Dottie Owen Room, Arts Resource Center
Second Floor Spruce Pine Gallery
We welcome all artists in the area to please join us for our post Holiday studio tour meeting. We'll have the results of the survey, entertain suggestions, and discuss changes—all to improve the tour experience for both artists and visitors. It's our 25th year!
If you have any questions, please email or call 828-682-7215.
Friday, January 12, 2018
From the Clay Center of New Orleans website:
"Clay: A Southern Census"
Juried by Jan Katz
March 2 - 31, 2018
The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Clay: A Southern Census,” a juried exhibition devoted to ceramic work made by artists residing in any of the states that make up the U.S. Census Bureau’s South Region, including Arkansas, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Open to both vessel-based and sculptural work, this exhibition will be on display March 2 to 31, 2018 in the Clay Center’s new gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.
Entries due January 30, 2018
Links to application and prospectus here: https://www.nolaclay.org/calls-for-entry.html
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Thanks to John Britt for hosting our first Clay Club of 2018! Several people participated in glazing their pieces for the oil spot firing, which John will do in the next few days. In addition, a number of folks came just to enjoy getting together, including several Penland winter residents - thanks to Susan Feagin for helping to make that happen!
John had his wood-fired pizza oven up and running. He provided the dough, sauce and cheese, and clubbers brought all sorts of toppings. This was really fun! We made a lot of pizzas and ate them all.
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Jim Kransberger told us about the on-line ARTS & CRAFTS e-zine he is working on - if you’re interested in knowing more or being included, check out this post and contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clive Earnhart said that applications for the second North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival will be available soon. He told us about the first festival, which was held in September 2017 at the French Broad River Park in Asheville and was quite a success. Look for info about applications here on the blog and check out the festival’s website and Facebook page.
Thanks again to John and everyone who participated in the oil spot glazing, and to everyone who came!
The Odyssey Co-op Gallery in the River Arts District in Asheville is holding their Seconds Sale this Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm both days. From their Facebook page:
Come on out to our Seconds Sale next weekend!! Our artists will be selling their seconds at discounted prices. Whether you'd like to add to your handmade pottery and ceramic art collection on the cheap, or you just need an opportunity to get out and experience some art and music in Asheville, our annual seconds sale has something great for you!
The Odyssey Co-op Gallery is located at 238 Clingman Avenue in Asheville.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Clay Club is this Wednesday at John Britt Pottery! Thanks again to John for hosting us.
When: 6-8 pm on Wednesday, January 10th
What: oil spot glazing session for the upcoming oil spot firing. If you’re participating in the glazing, John has brushes, but you might want to bring your own. You might also consider waxing your pieces ahead of time if you want.
John will have his wood-fired pizza oven running during the meeting. He’ll provide the dough, sauce and cheese - bring your preferred toppings (pepperoni, sausage, peppers, etc.). Please bring additional food items (sides, salads, desserts, etc.), too, to go with the pizza for the potluck. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.
Carpooling: during December Clay Club, we talked about trying to better coordinate carpooling from in and around Asheville for meetings that are held in other places. Duffy Baum is driving from Weaverville and has space for one more person. She is coming early for more glazing time - if that might work for you, contact Duffy at email@example.com. Anyone else in the greater Asheville area who is interested in carpooling (if you’re driving and have room for additional people or if you're looking for a ride): let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or leave a comment here on this post or on this post on Facebook and we’ll see what we can coordinate.
Directions and more details here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/01/january-clay-club-at-john-britt-pottery.html
See you on Wednesday!
Maria Andrade Troya has studio space for rent in the River Arts District in Asheville:
Studio for Rent $410 I have a great studio space available at 12 Riverside in the River Arts District, Asheville. This is a retail space shared with two jewelers and one potter. For more information, please contact Maria 828-280-2962.
Here are the details from Beth Gore:
HANDMADE TIMBERFRAME POTTERS WHEEL $585
Sturdy, handmade, pine timberframe potters kickwheel made by a professional potter. Dovetail joints. Cast concrete kickwheel spins easily and maintains rotation with minimal foot action. Comfortable to use.
44W x 41D x 49H(adjustable)
The wheel is located at Cady Clay Works in Seagrove, North Carolina.
Contact Beth at 910-464-5661.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Here are the details from the Asheville Area Arts Council:
Join us on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 for a FREE tax and bookkeeping workshop for musicians, artists and other creative professionals, presented by CPAs from the Asheville accounting firm of Brian C. Hunter, CPA, P.A. in collaboration with the AAAC and Asheville Music Professionals.
Topics will include: income tax preparation and forms, getting all the available deductions, bookkeeping and recordkeeping (using QuickBooks, other software and manual systems), dealing with employees and freelancers, tax planning, tax structures (LLCs, corporations, and such), estimated taxes, crowdfunding and taxes, sales taxes, 1099s, etc.
ALL musicians and artists are welcome, from beginners to established pros. The presentation will last about 2 hours, and the CPAs will stick around until all questions are answered.
Link to register here: http://ashevillearts.com/event/tax-and-bookkeeping-workshop-for-artists-and-musicians/
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
January Clay Club will be from 6-8 pm next Wednesday, January 10th, at John Britt’s studio near Penland. Thanks to John for hosting us and organizing this Clay Club!
John will be hosting an oil spot glazing session for folks who signed up to take part in the firing. Everyone is welcome to come, even if you didn’t sign up for the firing.
John will have his wood fired pizza oven running during the meeting. He’ll provide the dough, sauce and cheese - bring your preferred toppings (pepperoni, sausage, peppers, etc.). Please bring additional food items (sides, salads, desserts, etc.), too, to go with the pizza for the potluck. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.
John Britt Pottery is at 154 Sparks Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. Google Maps will get you there: goo.gl/qjkJAJ
Questions? Contact John at email@example.com. You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 828-467-1183.
See you next Wednesday!
Final days of Intro — Emerging Ceramicists in Western North Carolina at the Asheville Area Arts Council
With apologies for not posting about this earlier, there are a few more days to see this exhibit at the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC). It runs through this Friday, January 5th. From the AAAC website:
The AAAC is pleased to host Akira Satake‘s ceramic invitational, Intro — Emerging Ceramicists in Western North Carolina from December 1, 2017 – January 5, 2018. This year we will be highlighting some of Buncombe County’s best emerging ceramic artists.
“The thing that defines a tradition is the way it grows and develops over time. No traditional art form, whether it be music, painting or ceramics, remains static and easily labeled for very long. New influences are always coming into play, as upcoming generations learn to appreciate and revere the work of established artists but are inevitably inspired to interpret the art in new and sometimes brilliant ways.
This year, we look towards a fresh generation of potters inspired by the rich traditions of our region’s ceramics. We are very proud to feature these exceptional young artists in the exhibition, Intro — Emerging Ceramicists in Western North Carolina, and we look forward to seeing how their talents and vision shape the traditions of our ceramic heritage in the coming years.”
Participating artists: Anja Bartels, Amanda Hollomon-Cook, Candice Hensley, Dustin Fowler, Kristen Schoonover, Matt Wegleitner, Micah Thanhauser, Molly Morning-Glory, Nina Kawar, Samantha Oliver, Tara Underwood, The Bright Angle
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Here’s the information from the Tryon Arts and Crafts School
Call for Artists
Red Carpet Artist of the Year Show
February 2 to March 16, 2018
Tryon Arts and Crafts School would like to extend an invitation for entries into our elegant Red Carpet Artist of the Year Show in the Best Supporting Artist category. Emerging or professional craft artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit one piece. We are looking for outstanding art in all categories from jewelry, fiber, pottery, glass, forge, wood, collage, painting, photography and more. The piece must be predominantly red (80%) with a small amount of white, black, gray and/or silver.
Take-in dates for the show are Friday, January 19, through Saturday, January 27, between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Artists may submit 1 piece. Please note: no entries will be accepted after 1pm on January 27 without prior approval by Kai Hamilton.
The exhibit will open in the Gallery at Tryon Arts & Crafts School on Friday, February 2, with a Red Carpet Gala from 6-8:30pm. "Peoples' Choice" prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening.
More info and link to entry application here: http://conta.cc/2qcfiIv