June 21 – August 11, 2013
Richmond Clay Invitational
August 26 – October 13, 2013
Richmond, Virginia’s first National Ceramic Invitational, curated by Jason Hackett.
The fundamental premise of this exhibition regards clay as a material where skills are acquired and mastered over extended, focused time. Hackett recognizes the demise of the traditional clay apprenticeship in Western Culture, and argues the 21st century’s version of an apprenticeship resides within academia. This exhibition honors six ceramic artist/educators: Linda Sikora, Sin-Ying Ho, Stan Welsh, Blair Clemo, Adam Shiverdecker and Mathew McConnell.
On view in conjunction with the Richmond Clay Invitational in the Visual Arts Center lobby:
The Artstream Ceramic Library
What if you could borrow a cup from a library the same as you borrow a book, or receive it in the mail the same as a netflix DVD?
That is precisely what the Artstream Ceramic Library is: a library of ceramic cups. Well, it’s a mix between a ceramic library and a wandering gnome project. Participants sign up to receive a cup for seven days and then must submit pictures of themselves using the cups to the website. The photos are then displayed in the online gallery. You can also visit the “card catalog,” choose any cup, and see where it has been and who has used it (as well as see info about the artist who made the cup).
How does it work?
Cups are checked out for one week. During this time you may use the cup for whatever liquid or function you like, provided that you document its use with at least one image, emailed to email@example.com. You may also send in other forms of creative response, such as a painting, video, piece of writing or music – or ceramics! No limits. These images and creative works will become part of the Library and will be archived with the cup. The borrower agrees to return the cup on time or earlier, or be charged $2 per day late fee until the cup is returned. If the piece will be late you must call or email the Library, as other borrowers may be waiting for the piece.
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November 1, 2013 – January 2014
Susie Ganch and the Radical Jewelry Makeover
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Drag (Version #1: bracelet worn on model), 2012
6x3x3’ Steel, collected trash
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Bob Trotman: Office
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