Michigan Ceramic Arts Association

Michigan Ceramic Arts Association

DETROIT, MICH. — The Michigan Ceramic Arts Association (MCAA) is pleased to present works by established and emerging ceramics artists at Michigan Ceramics 2017, from March 3 to April 1 at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Valade Family Gallery in the A. Taubman Center for Design Education (485 West Milwaukee Avenue, in Midtown). A reception and awards presentation for exhibiting artists opens the show on Friday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

This biennial exhibition showcases the excellence and diversity of ceramic art from throughout Michigan and neighboring states. The Michigan Ceramics juried exhibition is one of few American exhibitions of its caliber operated entirely by artists.

Juried by art activist Richard Notkin (http://artaxis.org/richard-notkin/), the exhibition features $3000 in two awards categories, established (artists who have worked in clay for more than 10 years) and emerging (artists who have worked in clay for less than 10 years) ceramics artists. Juried established artists include Susan O’Connor, Alixandra Cunningham, Alec Smith, Ann Tubbs, Pamela Day, Mark Chatterley, James Adair, Tom Phardel, Benjamin Lambert, Craig Hinshaw, Julie Devers, Catherine Stasevich, John Albert Murphy, Brian Kakas, Larry Elliott, David Nelson, Marcia Polenberg, Greg Stahly, Firth MacMillan, Christine Laginess, Frank Fisher, Paul Kotula, Lynne Chytilo, Susanne Stephenson and Elizabeth Luri. Featured emerging artists are Sean Larson, Gina Pisto, E. Ingrid Tietz, Christopher Dean, Monica Wilson, Tom Szmrecsanyi, Sarah Olmsted, Steven Johnson, and Stephanie Galli.

Notkin will host a hands-on workshop in the CCS ceramics studio at the Kresge-Ford Building, 201 East Kirby, on Saturday, March 4. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at http://michclay.com/richard-notkin-workshop/.

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Manufactured Mementos: New Work By Darien Arikoski-Johnson and Monica Wilson
This Friday, July 11 from 6 - 8pm, we will host an opening reception for Manufactured Mementos.Our newest exhibition explores the methods in which memories are created, catalogued, and later retrieved. Inspired by the digital recording of moments in time, Darien Arikoski-Johnson's work questions the process in which we create and remember experiences. Monica Wilson utilizes manufactured materials on ceramic organic forms to stir up recollections of times past.  
Johnson received an MFA at Arizona State University in 2009. He was an artist in resident at The Experimental Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China and at Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark. He was an NCECA emerging artist at the 2012 conference in Seattle, WA. 

Wilson graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics and sculpture, and was an artist-in-residence at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony (Woodstock, New York), Heights University (Adrian, Michigan), Kripal Kumbh Pottery (Jaipur, India), and Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah).

 

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AROUND THE CORNER - Upcoming Events & Happenings
Artist Talk

Monica Wilson Artist Talk, Thursday, August 14, 7pm  

 

Workshops
Monica Wilson: Making Lightweight Molds for Ceramic Sculpture,Saturday, August 9, 11:00am - 4:00pm
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