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University of Puget Sound Alumni Ceramics Exhibition

 

Clatsop Community College Art Gallery Presents:

 

University of Puget Sound

Alumni Ceramics Exhibition

 

April 3rd to May 8th, 2014

 

Featuring work from graduates of the University of Puget Sound from the early 1970's through the present.

Curated by Reid Ozaki.

 

Curators Statement

An article in the Spring 2013 issue of Arches, the alumni magazine of the University of Puget Sound, reminisced about the UPS Ceramics program and featured some of the alumni active in the Northwest today. 

"It occurred to some of us involved in the article, that there are many other graduates of the program throughout the country doing fine work and that it might be interesting and timely to reconnect.  We have contacted as many fellow graduates as we could think of.  We have followed up on all subsequent suggestions for people to add.  What we have collected for this exhibition is a wide spectrum of work produced by group with equally diverse career paths.  Within this group, there are the studio potters and there are those who have been involved in teaching Art and ceramics; some have combined the two.  There are those who have chosen careers in other fields yet find themselves drawn back to the medium.  We all share a foundation in clay that has served us well in the years since we first decided clay was our passion."

 We wish to thank Richard Rowland and Clatsop Community College for offering the college gallery for this exhibition.

 Organizing committee:

Matt Allison,

John Benn,

Colleen Gallagher,

Reid Ozaki,

Miles Struxness

 

“Most of our artists are trained at universities.  For this exhibit I want to explore those relationships between artists and academia and how that contributes to the quality and the value of work especially in the field of ceramics where most artists depend on grass roots support in their communities. There is always a battle for cultural space in the community, but supportive and critical academic training helps artists find their unique journey toward cultural identity and individual expression. I like to think of the arts as an “ecological culture” that can make, define and explore relationships and bring diversity and new perception into our community that contributes to the over all cultural landscape. This exhibition demonstrates a natural way to “reach out” in order to find the physical artifacts that represent that diversity and it’s unique perception. In reviewing the work “most” of the works seem to be about material exploration and innovation using traditional clay forms as canvases. There is plenty to explore in the new age of material availability.  The digital age has led to collective and global sharing that evolves into a kind of “global eutectic”. It’s obvious in the field of Ceramics as represented also by this body of work that Americans are finding their own way.  There is a continuous break down of cultural lineage in the traditional Arts, but these artists persist, taking customary practice to a hybrid search for practicality.”

Richard Rowland, CCC Art Instructor

 

Opening Reception:

Opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public

 

Workshops:

A Clay Workshop with Reid Ozaki on Friday, May 9th in the CCC Ceramic Studio from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

A Clay Workshop with Colleen Gallagher titled, "Soft Slabs and Latex Textures with Colleen Gallagher" on Friday, April 4th in the CCC Ceramic Studio from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

These workshops are free and open to the public.

For more information about any of these events

Email Richard Rowland or call (503) 338-2449.

 

27 Invited Artists:

Matt Allison Rick Mahaffey
Rob Beishline Erin McCoy
Kenny Bell Reid Ozaki
John Benn Geoffrey Pagen
James Brooke Dan Schmitt
Tad Deming Jill Smith
Ralph Esposito Ken Stevens
Kirk Freeman Comador Stewart
Robert Forman Kaaren Stoner
Colleen Gallagher Miles Struxness
Rosette Gault Mike Topolski
John Hasegawa William Vogler
Rob Jackson Jim White
Kim Lyle  

 

Webpages:

University of Puget Sound Alumni Ceramic Show Photos

Matthew Allison

​John Benn and Colleen Gallagher

Rosette Gault

Ralph Esposito 

Reid Ozaki

Geoffrey Pagen

Dan Schmitt

Comador Stewart

Miles Struxness

University of Puget Sound

Bill Vogler

Jim White


Reid Ozaki Image 1

Reid Ozaki

Photo courtesy of the Artist

 

Reid Ozaki

Reid Ozaki

Photo courtesy of the Artist

 

John Benn Image 1

John Benn

Photo courtesy of the Artist

 

Colleen Gallagher Photo

Colleen Gallagher

Photo courtesy of the Artist

 

Matthew Allison Pot 1

Matthew Allison

Photo courtesy of Roger Schreiber

 

Matt Allison

Matthew Allison

Photo courtesy of Roger Schreiber

 

Matthew Allison Image

Matthew Allison

Photo courtesy of Roger Schreiber

 

Bill Volger Image

Bill Vogler

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Dan Schmitt Image

Dan Schmitt

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Schmitt image

Dan Schmitt

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Geoff Pagen

Geoffrey Pagen

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

James Brooke

James Brooke

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Jim White

Jim White

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Ken Stevens

Ken Stevens

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Kirk Freeman

Kirk Freeman

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

MIke Topolski

Mike Topolski

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Mike Struxness

Miles Struxness

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

struxness image

Miles Struxness

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Ralph Esposito

Ralph Esposito

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Rick Mahaffey

Rick Mahaffey

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Rick Mahaffey

Rick Mahaffey

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

rick mahaffey

Rick Mahaffey

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Rob Beishline

Rob Beishline

Photo courtesy of Artist

mccoy image

Erin McCoy

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

John Hasagawa

John Hasegawa

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Tad Deming

Tad Deming

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Tad Deming

Tad Deming

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Robin Jackson

Rob Jackson

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Rob jackson

Rob Jackson

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Ken Bell

Ken Bell

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Rosette Gault

Rosette Gault

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

rosette gault

Rosette Gault

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Kim Lyle

Kim Lyle

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Jill Smith Image 1         Jill Smith Image

Jill Smith

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

Kaaren Stoner Image

Kaaren Stoner

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

kaaren stoner image

Kaaren Stoner

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

robert foreman                     

Robert Forman

Photo courtesy of Artist

 

comador stewart

Comador Stewart

Photo courtesy of Artist


 

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday 8AM to 8PM

Saturday 9AM to 5PM

Sunday- by appointment only

Special Summer Hours

​Monday-Thursday 9AM to 5PM

Weekends by appointment only

Last Updated: 
March 22, 2014, 10:00 am
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