Tag Archives: Dean Adams

The Clay Show @ The Cottonwood

The Cottonwood presents THE CLAY SHOW! June 17th 8pm.

Ceramic works from Ryan Mitchell, Dean Adams, Ben Babcock, Alex Buck, Gabriel Kulka and friends…special guests Free Art School…Music from Dalton Brink, Hazelwood Motel, and Tingle Hoarders…hell…if you’ve got some ceramics bring a few down too…free admission…all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, social classes, dimensions welcome…

Alley/backdoor entrance will be closed this show…entrance at the front parking lot of 201 S. Wallace…for questions/directions call 901-219-0717…

Ed. note: If you haven’t been to an event at The Cottonwood yet, this would be a good time to check it out and see what you’ve been missing.

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Bear Canyon & Beyond: An Exhibition of MSU Ceramic Alumni

The School of Art at Montana State University in Bozeman has had a long tradition of ceramic art beginning with Frances Senska, and her early students Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio at Montana State College continuing through today in our program at the University. To highlight the School’s role in the development of contemporary ceramic art, Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to Bear Canyon & Beyond: An Exhibition of MSU Ceramic Alumni.

The exhibition dates are Monday June 6 – Thursday September 15, 2011, and it is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.  There will be a closing reception on Thursday September 15 from 6:30-8:30PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor.

Exhibitors in this exhibition include: Phillip Ahnen, Dean Adams, Rudy Autio, David Beumée, Gail Busch, Tracy Chubb, Packy Cronin, Josh DeWeese, Frank Fabens, Jared Gabriel, Keith Gilyard, Dara Hartman, Miranda Howe, Louis Katz, Ken Kohoutek,  Mark Kronfuss, Stephanie Manuele, Bunny McBride, Karl McDade, Ryan Patrick Mitchell, Robert “Boomer” Moore, Drew Nicklas, Paul Northway, Theresa Welty Northway, Gabriel Ohlson, Michael Peed, Matt Piedalue, Grant Petrelli, Rick Pope, Armando Ramos, Lewis Rifkowitz, Mat Rude, Lisa Salisbury, Frances Senska, Carl Sheehan, Kelly Stevenson, Al Tennant, Benjamin Upchurch, Monica Van den Dool, Peter Voulkos, and Joel Weissman.

FeastWare Pottery Sale @ The Emerson

Meet participating artists on opening night, Friday, November 19th, 5-8 pm. The sale will continue through December 23rd. A percentage of the sales will support the Emerson’s ceramics program in the Frances Senska Pottery studio. Participating artists include: Shannon & Dean Adams, Ernest Forward, Katie Brown, Jared Gabriel, David Peters, Josh DeWeese, Rosie Wynkoop, Pat Hoffman, Tyler MacNeal, Gregg Quinn, Matt Piedalue, Chris Bieniek, Liz Sparks, Michael Lentini, Keith Gilyard, Ryan Mitchell, Shaila Sorenson, Carl Sheehan, Joe Geil and others. The work will range from earthenware, stoneware and porcelain, including both oxidation and reduction methods of firing.

For further information contact Dean Adams, 994.2623.

MSU Ceramics Collection

Montana State University is proud to present an exhibition of ceramic works from the MSU permanent collection. The works will be on exhibit Monday 30 August – Thursday 16 September, 2010, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall. The gallery is open Monday through Friday; 9AM – 5PM (except Labor Day, Monday 6 September). There will be a closing reception on Thursday 16 September, 7PM – 9PM, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, with invited speaker Josh DeWeese.

View rare and incredible ceramic objects from the MSU archives. The front gallery takes viewers back more than 100 years through the astoundingly beautiful Pueblo Pottery of the Southwest United States. These large bowls, polychrome jars and assorted objects represent excellent examples of pots from the Zia, Acoma, Santa Clara, and Santa Domingo Pueblos.

The back gallery represents the MSU Ceramics Research Collection. Included in the exhibition are pieces by alumni, former professors and visiting artists at Montana State University; such as Peter Voulkos, Rudy Autio and Frances Senska. Experience early 1950’s Peter Voulkos glazed, wheel-thrown pottery and witness the beginnings of his raw abstract expressionist forms. This collection also includes raw clay pieces by American masters Rudy Autio, Paul Soldner and Patti Warashina. Included in this show are pieces made by current professors Josh DeWeese and Dean Adams, as well as, current School of Art Graduate Students in Ceramics Dave Peters and Ernest Forward.

Art @ MSU | Dean Adams: Succession

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery at MSU announces Succession, an exhibition of the work of local ceramicist Dean Adams.  The exhibition runs from February 19 – March 7.  An opening reception with the artist will be held February 25 from 5-7 p.m.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Ceramic art by Dean Adams

The exhibition includes two very different bodies of work created by Adams. Many of the pieces were fired in his new wood-fired soda kiln. His inspiration comes from the architecture of wood-fired kilns, pre-historic Japanese kiln furniture, the landscape, and monumental architecture. Dean describes the sculptures as indicative of the relationship between the space of the kiln, the other pieces in the kiln, and the fire.

Dean Adams received his MA and MFA degrees from The University of Iowa. He has taught at Montana State University as an adjunct since fall of 2001. He exhibits nationally and internationally. He has participated in many artists’ residencies, including The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT; The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; and Watershed Center for Ceramics in New Castle, Maine.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus.  Haynes Hall is on 11th Avenue across from the duck pond.  For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.