(in)visible @ NCECA

(in)Visible is a show by the group “We Are Not Invisible,” a community of artists hoping to break the silence within our world, in particular the clay community, and engage in honest discussions and education about sensitive and often taboo topics, beginning with an exhibition during the 2018 NCECA (National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts) conference in Pittsburgh PA.

Our Statement – As the 2016 election year and beyond have highlighted, deep currents of belief, experience, and culture divide our world. This exhibition highlights female and gender non-binary artists working in ceramics, who in some way feel invisible to the dominant culture. These artists represent a marginalized group in the field, often unrecognized and belonging to specific groups of race, gender, culture, religion, and/or physical and mental illnesses (commonly termed as “invisible”). For each of us, art is our voice and our way to make seen and heard what we are all too often told to keep silent about.

What We’re Doing – (in)Visible is not simply a show. As part of NCECA 2018 we will be represented on two panel discussions, and have both Facebook and Instagram pages that feature artists from all media and genres beyond the original group in an effort to bring even more voices to the conversation.

The Show: NCECA 2018 Concurrent Exhibition: (in)Visible
Location: Braddock Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
February 2- March 17, 2018
reception March 16, 5-9pm
Braddock Carnegie Library 419 Library St, Braddock PA
hours: T — Th 11-8, M, F 10-5, Sat 9-4

The Panels: NCECA 2018
Thursday March 15, 1:15pm-2:45pm Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom A. PANEL: THE ART OF OTHERNESS, Moderaator: Courtney Leonard Panelists: Habiba El-Sayed, Mac McCusker, Raven Halfmoon. The Art of Otherness features the experiences of ceramic artists who face challenges of belonging to a marginalized culture through ethnicity, religion and gender identity. This panel seeks to challenge diversity, and offer real solutions in tackling cultural invisibility in the ceramic community.

Thursday March 15, 4:00pm-5:00pm 301-303. PANEL: UNSPOKEN, UNSEEN: INVISIBLE, Moderator: Sarah Jewell Olsen Panelists: Sara Morales-Morgan, Jamie Bates Slone, Ashleigh Christelis. Being a working artist is difficult enough without facing the social and personal obstacles of a mental or physical illness. This panel aims to end the stigma and silence and start a conversation about mental and physical health with the artistic community, out of the shadows of invisibility.

T-shirt’s! We have T-shirt’s! Thingsmadegood.threadless.com is helping us out with the design (above) and the shop.

Website: www.wearentinvisible.org

Instagram: @wearentinvisible