(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.
October 13, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Produced by the Gardiner Museum and curated by Rachel Gotlieb and Michael Prokopow
Exhibition design by Andrew Jones Design / Graphic design by q30 design inc.
This landmark exhibition explores more
than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence in Canadian design.
Examining the ways that modern Scandinavian design was introduced to
Canada and how its aesthetic principles and material forms were adopted
and adapted by Canadian artisans and designers, True Nordic will present a comprehensive, critical survey of Canadian furniture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and glassware.
Scandinavian design initially reached
Canada’s elite consumers and style-makers via museum and gallery
exhibitions, showrooms, small retail shops and articles and
advertisements in popular decorator magazines. However, it was the
dynamic influx of émigré craftspeople from Scandinavia who both affirmed
and vernacularized the aesthetic in Canada and who shaped profoundly
the country’s design and craft movement from the 1930s onward. What was
broadly known as “Danish modern” became synonymous with ideas about good
design, and “comfortable and gracious living.” Capitalizing on the
market opportunities presented, Canadian manufacturers added
Scandinavian design to their conservative repertoire of colonial and
historicist offerings and called these lines, Helsinki, Stanvanger,
Scanda and so on. The culminating section of the exhibition will ask why
Scandinavian and Nordic aesthetics continue to resonate with so many
contemporary Canadian designers and artisans at work today.
Featured artisans include: Carl Poul
Petersen, Ernst and Alma Lorenzen, Janis Kravis, John Stene, Karen
Bulow, Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, Lotte Bostlund, Thor Hansen, Rudolph
Renzius, Sigrun Bulow-Hube, Ruth Gowdy McKinley, Niels Bendtsen, Sean
Place, Mjolk, Stephanie Forsythe, and Todd MacAllen.
Clay Intersections: Bridget Bodenham from Australian Design Centre on Vimeo.
Bridget will be presenting The New Market with Cone 11 Ceramics + Design Studio‘s,
Ilona Topolcsanyi and Colin Hopkins on Wednesday 7 September, 6 –
8pm.They’ll discuss the different ways they’ve built strong customer
bases by fostering a direct approach to selling, commissioning and
This panel discussion is for makers, designers or anyone interested in approaches to productive design practices.
Join Adam Field (@adamfieldpottery), Michael Kline (@klineola), Paul Blais (@pdblais),
Joseph Travis (@redfoxpottery), and myself – Carole
Epp (@musingaboutmud) for an
international live-streamed panel discussion on social media in the clay
This Sunday, July 19th, 5pm EST.
There are a few tiny hoops to
jump through to view and join the conversation; go to www.Nurph.com/redfoxpottery for info. This event is free and open to the public. Tell a friend and we hope to see you there!!!
Please send us your questions before hand as well to email@example.com
Panel Discussion and Dinner in the Gallery
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
3 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION
1315 MASS MoCA Way
Collecting ceramics from George Ohr to Ai Weiwei — join specialists
Suzanne Perrault, David Rago, and Daniel Farrell for a panel discussion
moderated by Leslie Ferrin about provenance, connoisseurship, and values
in ceramics, pottery, and porcelain from 1900 to the present.
Guests will have a chance to view the exhibition, GLAZED &
DIFFUSED, before the panel discussion and afterwards during a wine and
cheese reception in the gallery.
6:30 pm | DISH+DINE
1315 MASS MoCA Way
$75. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 14.
Enjoy this dinner event in the gallery with collectors, artists, and
the panelists. Gramercy Bistro, MASS MoCA’s in-house bistro, will serve
modern fare made from locally-sourced food. Ceramic artist Michael
McCarthy will provide the handmade dinnerware.
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