On Thursday, April 7th, we had our pick-up event for this year's shares. The night was a huge success thanks to our artists, CSArt team members, the live band, and of course the wonderful community members who purchased shares.
Everyone had a great time getting to know the artists and learning about each person's contribution to our project, both by the share artists and the CSArt team. Our show was up in Acorn Gallery from March 30th until April 7th, after the event.
Thank you so much for everyone's contribution this Spring 2016 season. We are very grateful to our Juror, artists, CSArt team members, community members and everyone who helped with our event. It was a great success!
Look out for CSArt updates and our future projects!!
Our Graduating Team Members
The Rest That Will Carry on our Name ...
Stay Tuned for What's to Come!
The Spring 2016 team members and selected artists with CSArt team leader, Valerie Zimany.
There are times during one’s final semester that motivation to make work hits a seemingly all time low. It may be the pressures of finishing the degree, or fear of the work not being good enough, but I hit that point a few weeks ago. I was very concerned with how I would over come this feeling in such a short time! Traveling to Kansas City, Mo to attend the 50th National Council of Education for Ceramic Arts conference changed my life, all thanks to the support of Creative Inquiry. It changed my perceptions of ceramics as an art form and as a community building block. I found that being in a common space with so many others’ who shared the love and need for ceramics, not only rekindled my spirit of working, but also pushed me to want to pursue more.
Before leaving to Kansas City, I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue a graduate program or even ceramics as a medium anymore. But upon talking the representatives of several fine organizations and institutions, I became filled with this need to push myself further with my explorations. Specifically looking at the uses of mixed media within clay, such as acrylic paint, fiber, and wire. I found that by using a multitude of types of media, I am able to achieve the aesthetic goals I am hunting for within my work. The pictures I selected are from the Belger Crane yard Studio exhibition, which features works that pushed mixed media within the realm of clay work.