Anchorage Museum presents a weekend of ceramic arts
March 28, 2006
March 31 at 7 p.m.
An evening with ceramic artist Josh DeWeese
Josh DeWeese opens Masters of Mud III with a talk and slide show on March 31 at 7 p.m. DeWeese is the resident director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, whose mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative works in ceramics. DeWeese has worked with many notable clay artists worldwide. A Montana native, DeWeese studied ceramics at Montana State University before receiving his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has exhibited widely and taught numerous workshops around the country. His work is included in public and private collections nationally and abroad. He will present a slide lecture about the Archie Bray Foundation and the extraordinary artists who are chosen annually to become residents at this prestigious, internationally recognized institution, including local ceramist Carla Potter. Copies of the catalog, A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence, is available in the museum shop. DeWeese's presentation is free.
Sunday, April 2, noon to 5 p.m.
Masters of Mud III
An invitational event, Masters of Mud III highlights the work of clay artists in Alaska. Seventeen artists will show and sell their work in the museum's atrium. Among many talented clay artists, several ceramic-art instructors from three University of Alaska campuses will be present. Participants hail from Anchorage, Homer, Fairbanks and Juneau and include Kris Bliss, Jim Brashear, Dave and Carol Christy, Jeff Dalton, Paul Dungan, Steve Godfrey, Mitsuko Ikeno, Ahna Iredale, Maygen Jannetta, Jeremy Kane, Penny McClain, Doug Morris, Lynn Marie Naden, Teresa Shannon, Elizabeth West and Lisa Wood. This year's theme, "Shed Some Light," inspired participants to create pieces that depict the many ways light enters our surroundings. The results of this theme--lamps, candlesticks and nightlights, among other works-will be on display. Event is free. For more information, contact Georgia Blue at (907) 343-6195.