Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Artists-In-Residence -- Goodbye and Hello

Letter from Karen:

Hello Teachers, Monitors and Studio Members, and Joanna and Erik!

I am happy to welcome our new two new Artists-In-Residence! As you may have heard, we decided to expand our Residency by adding a wheel-throwing position, in addition to continuing the handbuilding AIR. Erik Zohn and Joanna Pike will be arriving in September to begin their year at Lillstreet as the Ceramic Department AIR. Both will be teaching in the Fall, as they swing into their other responsibilities. I look forward to working with them and seeing them begin to build a body of work as the Lillstreet Ceramic AIR.

You may visit their websites:  www.joannapike.com   www.erikzohn.com

I am sure you were amazed by Matt's sculptures in the Gallery, and I hope you enjoyed all the works by Lillstreet's AIR! Matt will be leaving Lillstreet at the end of August to move to the southside to work for Theaster Gates as they begin to build an arts program in that community. Please attend our farewell and celebration potluck "No Sesame Oil" on Friday August 17th at 6:30pm on the Roof of Lillstreet! Good Luck, Matt!

Also on Friday August 17th, you are invited to The Perfect Plate Exhibition Juror Talk at 5:30pm. For this year's themed exhibition, juror Sandy Simon searched far and wide for "the perfect plate", reception to follow 6-8pm.

See you all soon,


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Artist Workshop: Josh DeWeese

Josh DeWeese will be conducting a two day workshop at Lillstreet on August 11 and 12, 2012.  Point your browse to http://lillstreet.com/class/7051 for additional details.

Early registration ends on Monday, July 23.  The cost is only $125.  Very affordable for a information packed workshop.  Sign up after Monday, and the workshop price will increase to $175.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn from a renowned artist.

Josh DeWeese is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, and a former Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana serving from 1992-2006. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Annual Lillstreet Student Member Show

The Annual Student Member Show has been announced.  The show will run from October 22 to October 28, 2012.  The Opening Reception will be on October 26, 2012.  Application is now open and can only be submitted online.  Point your browser to lillstreet.slideroom.com for details.  Alternately, please see Joe, Abi or Nixon if you have any questions.  Good luck!

Update 7/17/2012:  Here's the link to the webpage:  http://lillstreetgallery.com/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/lillstreet-art-center-2012-student-member-show/.  Details of the show and applications can be found at the show webpage.