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Alfred Ceramic Art Museum open during Winter Break

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Thursday till 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed on Mondays and 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 and 1/1.

Cost: Free for Museum Members, Alfred State and Alfred University faculty, staff and students. Kids under 18 are free. Locals (within 25 miles) pay just $3 admission.


Romancing the Toaster: Works by Myles Calvert

Cohen Gallery

January 27-February 22, 2017

Opening Reception: January 27, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: February 2, 4:30pm in Binns 106C

Cost: Free

Co-sponsored by: Print Club and the Cohen Gallery

Calvert's work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects and popular culture references. Following the ideals of Romanticism, emphasis is given to an individual experience of emotion.  More

Randall Chair in Ceramic Art - Anja Bache

January 26, 4:30-6pm

Binns-Merrill 106C

Cost: free

Sponsored by: School of Art & Design

Anja Margrethe Bache is an installation artist and Building Component designer. As the Randall Chair in the Division of Ceramic Art she will introduce her multi-faceted approach to ceramics and address themes regarding settlements, atmosphere, and flexibility in relation to urban spaces. Posing questions around installation and architecture, and approaches to modular, prefabricated living spaces, she will address certain perspectives about and how to orient herself in a chaotic world. More

Australian Aboriginal Artists and Print Publishing

February 1, 5pm

Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Cicada Press has a long history of Community outreach to Australian Aboriginal artists. Michael Kempson’s lecture will show many of the wonderful prints that Cicada press has produced working with the Aboriginal artist communities along with other contemporary Australian artist projects published by Cicada Press. He will also talk about Indigenous Australian history and its position as the oldest continuous culture on Earth. Particularly, how the sacred knowledge of their belief system, called The Dreaming, underpins their diverse art practice.

Being Prepared

A discussion on Effective Submissions to Galleries

February 7, 12 noon

Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Miranda K. Metcalf, Curator of Contemporary Prints, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington, will give a presentation and lead a discussion about what you will need to prepare before approaching galleries with your artwork. Topics will include:: gallery interaction, exclusive representation contracts, and how to protect yourself and your work in the gallery environment. Time will be allowed for questions from the audience.

Reel Real

Patrick Gantert, Shannon Goff, Tip Toland, Dominic Terlizzi, Marc Zajack

Exhibition: January 27 - February 22, 2017

Opening Reception: January 27, 7-9 pm

Five contemporary artists use trompe l'oeil drawing, painting, and sculpture as a seduction to reel the viewer into questioning perceptions of reality. Curated by Chase Folsom.

Snowing in the Bush

February 5, 5pm

Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

A performance by jazz vocalist Nicky Crayson along with Andrew Deutsch, Matthew Underwood, and Daisy Wu will showcase her collaboration with the Institute for Electronic Arts.

Contemporary Print Practices Panel Discussion

February 6, 5-7pm

Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall

Cost: Free

Sponsoredby: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Michael Kempson, Miranda K. Metcalf, Jenny Robinson, Nicky Crayson, and Cassandra Hooper will be sharing their work and talk about the “breadth of contemporary print practice.” They will discuss their residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts in a discussion led by Joseph Scheer.

'Core Sample' exhibition

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum celebrates with 'Core Sample' exhibition 

To celebrate its move to a new building at Alfred University, the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum will open its doors to the public with an exhibition entitled Core Sample, featuring highlights from its permanent collection.

The opening gala reception, scheduled for 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, is open to the public, free of charge.

“Core Sample will include a number of pieces that have not been on view in years,” said Wayne Higby, an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist and educator who is the director of what is now known as the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.

“This is the first of many ambitious projects slated for the Museum, which will reveal essential aspects of the Museum’s collection, as well as chart new directions in ceramic art and scholarship,” said Higby.