Upcoming Paperclay Workshops in Hawaii, March, 2015

Aha Hana Lima: “a gathering of crafts”

I will be giving two weekend workshops and lectures through the arts organization, Hawaii Craftsmen, a 48 year old non-profit organization of artists-members in Hawaii:

  • 1st on Oahu, Thursday,   March 19- Sunday, March 22nd
  • 2nd on Kauai, Thursday, March 26- Sunday, March 29th

These are open to the public, so if you need an excuse to come to Hawaii this spring to take a workshop, here’s your chance!

” Every spring we bring mainland artists to Hawaii for a series of  workshops in various media and always with two clay workshops, one on Oahu island and a second on a neighbor island (Kauai).   We call this program Aha Hana Lima, which in Hawaiian means “a gathering of crafts”.

Click here for previous years of  Aha Hana Lima  workshops

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Playing With Your Expectations, Opening Friday night, September 5th

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Playing with Your Expectations

Western Slope Avant Garde Past and Present Plus One
September 3 – 26, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 7-9pm
Introductions 6:30pm
Exhibit sponsored by Chuck and Robbie Breaux

Supplemental lecture by Sara Ransford,
Saturday, September 6, at 5:30pm

Playing with Your Expectations highlights the work of artists who have challenged the norms of material use, assigned value or commodity, expendability, subject matter and content. The Art Center hopes to create critical dialogue with every curated exhibit, but this exhibit brings some of our most experimental artists to the forefront.

The Western Slope and Moab are lucky to have had all these creatives with us no matter how brief a moment in time. They have been and continue to be some of the bravest people if not the most generous in spirit our community has come to know

Western Slope artists selected are: Jamie Bardsley, Grand Junction; Verona Burkhardt, Grand Junction; John Cohorst, Carbondale; Paul Collins, Snowmass (now Nashville, TN); Gary Haushulz, Palisade; Karly Koster, Grand Junction (currently Austin, TX); Lancer Livermont, Grand Junction; Charmaine Locke, Carbondale; Sara Ransford, Aspen/Loma; Paul Soldner, Snowmass, James Surls, Carbondale, and Bryan Wade, Grand Junction.

Close neighbor, Adele Alsop, from Moab, is also included because. Her work is so utterly breath-taking. Proximity to quality of work make a natural fit for this exhibit.

Colorado Clay Opening tonight 6:30-8:30, Foothills Art Center

Wonderful Exhibition curated by Doug Casebeer

January 25th-March 16th

 

 

 

Since its first juried ceramics exhibition in 1974, FAC has demonstrated its commitment to Colorado artists working in clay by presenting over 30 exhibitions that have focused on the medium.  Becky Guy, Colorado Clay Coordinator, describes a major change in the 2014 exhibition from those of previous years: “The 2014 Colorado Clay exhibition will differ from past shows by adding an invitational component to the traditional juried process. FAC has invited several highly accomplished Colorado artists who are doing exciting new things with clay to participate in the exhibition, alongside those artists who have been juried in.”
Invited artists include Bebe Alexander, Heather Mae Erickson, Sara Ransford, Martha Russo and Maynard Tischler

This year’s juror is Doug Casebeer, Chair of the Artists Residency Program and Artistic Director of Ceramics, Sculpture, Furniture Design & Woodworking at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO.
Juried artists include Julie Anderson and Gregory Grasso, Penney Bidwell, Mark Boulding, April Brooks, Sarah Christensen, Deborah Dell, Jay Dougan, Kim Ferrer, Robin Furuta, Jenny Gawronski, Kim Louise Glidden, Carla Kappa, Carol Kliger, Lynda Ladwig, Jamie Lang, Claudia Mastrobuono, Lauren Mayer, Claire McArdle, Sharon McCoy, Frank Nemick, April Noble, Mike Rand, Todd Redmond, Jerry Rhodes, Maura Rieman, Shelley Schreiber, Bob Smith, Stephanie Thomas, Rita Vali, Denise Whittaker-Hoar, and Steven Wood.