movie day: Full Circle

 

A short film about creating with ceramics artist, Billy Ritter.

Eight years ago Billy taught my Drawing I class at Kent State University. We didn’t keep in contact after the class ended until we randomly crossed paths last fall.

When you’re young and ambitious, you kind of feel like you can do whatever you want. Then you grow up, and that limitless mindset becomes burdened with responsibilities and expectations. Back around the time I was in Billy’s class I felt like I could create art for the sake of creating. Not for a client. Not for a company. Not for views. And it felt great. When I ran into Billy after all those years, I saw an artist who never let that pressure get to him.

This film is a callback to those times. A reminder to keep creating.

Director/Editor – Ryan Girard
Cinematograper – Caleb Crossen
Gaffer – Keith Nickoson
Key – Kevin Coyne
AC – PJ Mozingo & Kasey Drzazga
Audio – Mike Carissimi & Nate McLaughlin
Color – Ryan Hardy
Photos – Peter Larson
Hand Lettering – Molly Lawrence

Visit billyritter77.com to learn more about his work.

residency opportunity: Lux Center for the Arts

2018-2019 Year Long Residencies: Applications due April 1, 2018 for residencies beginning August of 2018. Three positions available: two for ceramics, and one for painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media. Artists with more than one area of expertise and a strong desire to teach are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree.

Eligibility

MFA or BFA in studio art. Residencies are granted based on quality of work, community-mindedness, and experience. Residents teach a variety of classes to all age levels, so experience teaching is preferred.

Residency Benefits

Studio Access – All residents are entitled to a free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available), 24-hour access to the building, and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied. Ceramics residents have access to regularly stocked clay and glaze materials and use of kilns in exchange for studio maintenance duties. All residents can buy materials from the LUX at cost.

Exhibition Opportunities – All residents are offered exclusive representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents of a year or longer are also given a solo exhibition during one of the final months of their residency. There are also one large and one small experimental gallery where residents can try their hand at curating group exhibitions as well as students and community shows.

Teaching Experience – Residents have priority for paid teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, metals or ceramics may have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

Materials Stipend – Residents receive an $80 a month stipend that is intended to help purchase art supplies.

Additional Benefits – Residents also receive 30% off artwork and 50% off classes and workshops. Weekly open figure drawing sessions are free for artists-in-residents.

Apply by visiting https://www.luxcenter.org/AIR