Updates: Visiting Artist Eva Kwong, Artist Talks, etc.
SPRING VISITING ARTIST EVA KWONG:
The Ash Street Project is thrilled to host Eva Kwong as our Spring visiting artist. Eva will spend ten days (April 19-29) working with us in the studio.
Though a more complete bio can be found on our website , here is a partial description about her work from the University of Akron website:
(Eva) attended the High School of Music and Art and considered art as her second language. Her work at the Nature Lab at RISD as an undergrad immersed her in the diversity and similarity of objects from nature. Her longtime interest in the intersection of the art and science of the natural world provides the conceptual framework for her compelling, colorful and sensuous organic forms.
Though Eva has worked in a variety of mediums, she is best known for her colorful, organic stoneware sculptures and installations. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in collections at Shigaraki, The Mint Museum, The Finnish Craft Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She is recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including several Ohio Arts Council Fellowships.
During her time with us, Eva will offer two talks about her work, at Lewis and Clark College and at PCC. Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information as details unfold.
Artist Talk with Shalene Valenzuela, Mitchell Spain & Chris Dufala :
Our Artist Talk Series, in conjunction with Eutectic Gallery's exhibition schedule continues on Thursday March 31st, with visiting artists Chris Dufala, Mitchell Spain and Shalene Valenzuela. Join us at Ash Street Project Studios and Gallery, the night before the show opens at Eutectic, for a preview and discussion with the artists about their process and inspiration.
Doors open at 6:30, Talk begins at 7:00pm. There will be a Q&A session with all three artists after their individual presentations.
Conversations on Travel: Judy Teufel and Jordan Pieper :
Please join us this Tuesday, April 5th at Ash Street Project to listen and converse with Judy Teufel and Jordan Pieper as they discuss their recent travels abroad.
Judy Teufel is a retired educator and studio artist in Portland, OR. Last summer, Judy traveled to Peru where she visited Lima's, Museo Raphael Larco to view a collection of Pre-Columbian ceramics. Judy will share images of the collection, in addition to images of the floating islands of Uros and Cusco.
Jordan Pieper is a recipient of the 2015 Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship from the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). With the generous support of this fellowship, Jordan was able to go on a three week travel to see, examine and further understand the history of Porcelain in Europe. Jordan will share his discoveries from his tour of porcelain in Iceland, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands, where he visited galleries, factories, and museums.
The doors open at 6pm and image presentations will begin at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you to share our stories and experiences abroad in hopes to spur conversation about the importance of travel as it relates to one's life and work.