PNCA is pleased to welcome the “First International Urban Sketchers Symposium”:http://pdx2010.urbansketchers.org/. Drawing enthusiasts from around the world will convene at PNCA July 29-31 for a series of lectures, panels, exhibits and sketch outings led by a diverse team of international presenters.
The works of 13 first-year students in the MFA in Visual Studies program are presented at Disjecta through August 8. Stray Fires represents the mid-point of this two-year course of study. The gallery is open Friday-Sunday, 12-5 pm.
Museum of Contemporary Craft has published and released Ken Shores: Clay Has the Last Word, an examination of a pivotal artist, leader, educator and foundational figure in the American Craft movement, now available for sale in The Gallery or online.
Parents and kids learn to use everyday objects to think outside the box in a creative, hands-on workshop on July 24 in The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Inna Alesina, co-author with Ellen Lupton of Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects, leads this engaging and interactive session from 10 am-12 pm. The workshop is suitable for children age 6 and up, and is free with Adult admission of $3.
Inna Alesina is an independent product designer and a faculty member in the environmental design department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In addition to the workshop, Exploring Materials will be on sale through The Gallery.
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. To register, please email Isaac Watson at iwatson [at] pnca [dot] edu.
In conjunction with Collaborations & Dialogues: Selections from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Print Collection, master printer James Reid of Gemini G.E.L. and collector Jordan Schnitzer joined PNCA’s Christy Wyckoff for a conversation in the Feldman Gallery. Listen to the podcast.
Joseph Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, Pintz often recreates hand tools and other seemingly mundane objects. In the process, the dense meaning of these objects is transferred into clay. Both his sculptural and functional works are featured in The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft through July 31.
He will discuss his reductive sculpting technique, muted glazes, terra sigillata at an artist lecture on July 15 in The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Pintz earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and urban studies at Northwestern University and completed post-baccalaureate studies in ceramics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2006, he received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and in 2006–2007, he was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts where he was awarded the Lincoln Fellowship. He currently teaches ceramics at Bowling Green State University.
Collaborations & Dialogues: Selections from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Print Collection features works produced at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles by prominent contemporary artists Ellsworth Kelly, John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra and Robert Gober, among others. Master Printer James Reid who curates the exhibition, visits Portland as a PNCA/Cyan PDX Cultural Resident and guest instructor for Advanced Printmaking Studio: Collaboration, a workshop offered through PNCA’s Continuing Education program.
James Reid is the Workshop Director of Gemini G.E.L., one of the most important centers for the production of graphic art since its founding in 1966. He has been the Workshop Director since 1998 and worked directly with all of the artists represented in this exhibition. Jordan Schnitzer and James Reid have known each other since Jordan first began collecting work produced by Gemini.
A gallery conversation on Monday, July 12 will explore their common interest in printmaking, and contrast the points of view of a prominent collector with that of the printer who has collaborated with many of the leading contemporary artists in America. With an intimate working knowledge of the history of all of this work, James will be able to thoroughly discuss their development from initial collaboration to final production.
With the anniversary of the partnership between Museum of Contemporary Craft and PNCA fast approaching, the Museum announces its 2010-2011 Exhibition Schedule. Visit the website for details about the five upcoming exhibitions, beginning with Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn opening July 15.