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Emerson exhibits @ July Art Walk

In the Mud Room is an ongoing show featuring high-end and affordable contemporary ceramics by Emerson teachers and staff. Reception Friday, July 8th at 5-8 pm. Exhibit artists are teachers Ryan Mitchell: functional porcelain; Vanessa Rogers: sculptural porcelain vessels; Carl Sheehan: functional high fire stoneware:: Shaila Sorenson: primitive fired hand dug clay; and Emerson staff Ellen Ornitz: porcelain & mixed media sculpture; Mike Weix: terracotta vessel.

In the Lobby is an exhibit of work by Stevi Lynn and Sally Hickman, who will describe their photo transfer and encaustic processes in a gallery talk at 6 pm.

The ongoing show at the Jessie Wilber Gallery is Contemporary Figurative Ceramics.

The Weaver Room Gallery is showing Butte: Common & Private Spaces, an ongoing and collaborative effort between Bozeman photographers Dan Cornish and Ian van Coller. The work is a selection of photographs taken from February 2009 to the present. Ian van Coller is a professor of photography at Montana State University, Bozeman; Daniel Cornish graduated in photography from MSU and is a Butte native.

The Ecce Gallery will hold a reception for A Visual Feast: DeWeese Family Art Show. Talk with artists Tina, Josh, and Gretchen DeWeese starting at 6:30.


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.

DeWeese lecture on Asian ceramics

In May 2010, Josh DeWeese and several colleagues traveled to China and Korea to research historical and contemporary use of indigenous ceramic materials and processes in the two countries, and to establish future exchange opportunities for Montana State University students and faculty. DeWeese will talk about his travels on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Jessie Wilbur Gallery at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A ceramic artist and assistant professor of art at MSU, DeWeese is the former director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena. He has exhibited and taught workshops internationally, and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

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.