PNCA congratulates long-time faculty member Nan Curtis, recipient of the 2011 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award. Nan’s multidisciplinary artistic practice explores ideas about home, place, family, childhood and social relationships. Watch her Faculty Profile video on Untitled.
Due to Spring Break (March 21–27), the main campus building is open limited hours: Monday–Saturday, 8 am–10 pm; Sunday, 9 am–10 pm. Normal building hours will resume on Monday, March 28.
Make flexagon structures with Rory Sparks from Em Space Book Arts Studio at Craftacular, a drop-in community craft night at MoCC on March 22.
Museum of Contemporary Craft and the MFA in Applied Craft and Design host Elissa Auther for a joint CraftPerspectives/Visiting Artist Lecture titled “Fiber Over Time: From the Sixties to Now” providing insight into Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which opens the same day.
Drawing on her recently published String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art, Elissa Auther will discuss how Laurie Herrick’s weavings fit in historically with the decades in which they were made.
Auther is the founder of Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics, a program at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, that explores feminist social, political and artistic issues through creative forms of pedagogy. She is an associate professor of contemporary art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her book, String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2009), examines the innovative use of fiber in American art and the impact of its elevation on the conceptual boundaries distinguishing “art” from “craft” in the post-war era.
Presented by ZGF Architects LLP
Supported by PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education)
The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is offered jointly through Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow opens Thursday, March 17 at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Museum members have the opportunity to attend a Members Preview on the evening of Wednesday, March 16. Join today to learn more about this and other exciting benefits of Museum membership.
A selection of student work is on view as part of the 11th Annual BFA Juried Exhibition in the Swigert Commons through March 27.
In honor of Women’s History Month, PNCA hosts an exhibition of new works by April Waters entitled Sheroes. The larger than life paintings feature the likeness of great women throughout history.
The MFA in Applied Craft and Design hosts husband and wife team Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, the owners of Heath Ceramics, one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today. Their March 10 public lecture is part of the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
The annual BFA Juried Show is currently on view in PNCA’s Swigert Commons, showcasing a select representation of student work. 2011 jurors were Jack Collier, Zachary Davis and Damien Gilley.
Art is always abundant at PNCA. Visit the College this Thursday to view several new exhibitions in the Feldman Gallery, Swigert Commons, Gallery 214, the Manuel Izquierdo Sculpture Gallery and many more.