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MicroCollections 01: The Onderdonx Archive

August 29th - October 15th

Scholes Library:

8 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: free

Sponsored by: Division of Expanded Media

Artist, curator and minimalism archaeologist, Andy Onderdonx brings his eclectic “Onderdonx Archive” to the Scholes library from August 29th to Oct 15. 


Double Shot

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 7, 7pm-8:30
Show open October 7 - 14
Location: Robert C. Turner Gallery
Cost: Free
Join us for an evening revolving around contemporary coffee culture within the realm of ceramic wares.

Observed and Imagined

Works on Paper by Mario Prisco

September 16- October 16, 2016: Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm

Cohen Gallery 55 North Main Street Alfred

Cost: free

Exhibition: The Cohen Gallery will present recent figure drawings and fantastical watercolors by Alfred University Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus Mario Prisco from September 9 to October 16.  For Prisco, observational drawing using the human form is a touchstone to his larger practice.  His figurative work has always influenced essential decisions in his painting--the selection of objects, the relationship between parts, and the handling of edges. His series of watercolors displays fanciful and recurring motifs in imagined landscapes of bold colors and multiple perspectives.  The distance he travels from the real to the surreal may seem extreme, but the artist would argue that the painterly skills and compositional connections between the two genres are implicit. 




Lit: Calico Wallpaper, Chiaozza, John Hogan, Amanda Ringstad

September 9 - October 11, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 7-9 pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Curated by Karen Donnellan

A collection of works that playfully skirt between the functional and sculptural, by individuals and collaborative teams who identify as both artists and designers.

Visiting Artist: Anne Currier

Alfred Clay Collective welcomes back Anne Currier as a visiting artist September 29 & 30!

September 29 & 30, 2016

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Alfred Clay Collective

Thurs. Sept. 29, 1pm - Demonstration, Ceramics Studios, First Floor Harder Hall

Thurs. Sept. 29, 4:30pm - Lecture, Room C Binns-Merrill Hall

Fri. Sept. 30, 9:00am - Demonstration, Ceramics Studios, First Floor Harder Hall

Anne Currier is a ceramic sculptor and professor emerita of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  She received her BFA in 1972 from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago and her MFA in 1974 from the University of Washington, Seattle. Ms. Currier has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. More

'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.