In case you haven't heard, the open studios are on for the summer of 2010 at University of Manitoba. They're excited to announce the resident artist lineup for this year includes Chris Pancoe, Xanthe Isbister, and Koi Neng Liew during the month of May, and Melissa Mencini for the first two weeks of June. As always, the open studio promises to be a full schedule of serious clay work, slide presentations, cook outs, and kiln firings!
Ceramics Open Studio provide access to the School of Art studios for self-directed artistic study and practice. Participants require a working knowledge of ceramics equipment and processes, including firing. If you have less than two years of experience, permission from the Ceramics Coordinator is required (see contact information below).
$300.00 plus GST per 2-week session
$900.00 plus GST per 6-week session
Fee includes limited basic glaze materials and limited kiln firing (wood kiln firing costs are extra). Raw materials for mixing clay and plaster are available for purchase. For information and/or permission to register call 474-9560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will a number of visiting artists-in-residence at the open studio. In addition to working with visiting artists in the studio, each will give a formal lecture/seminar on their work.
Xanthe Isbister (May 3- 21) - her current work explores the psychological significance and impact the natural environment has on human identity. Xanthe received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008, and her BFA Honors at the University of Manitoba in 2004.
Koi Neng Liew (May 3-21) - the concepts of his characters are derived from the examination of fascinating individuals he has met in recent years. He transforms each aspect of their personality; exaggerated proportions, obscure objects and gestures personify each characters disposition. Koi Neng Liew, originally from Singapore, received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his BFA from Alfred University.
Melisa Mencini (May 31-June11) - is a ceramic artist living and working in Helena, Montana. She has held positions at University of Washington, the Archie Bray Foundation, and was most recently a resident artist at the Ceramic Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Melissa holds degrees from Bowling Green State University (BFA, 2000) and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (MFA, 2003).
Chris Pancoe (May 3-21) - born and raised in Winnipeg, Chris is a graduate of the UM School of Art (BFA) and holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota. For the past ten years, Chris has been spending summers as a wilderness guide in northern Manitoba. This close tie with nature has had a profound influence on his work, which often involves animal imagery juxtaposed with human inventions to give a humorous and sometimes dark look at the line where urban life and wildlife collide.
For information on registration
and fee payment, please contact:
Web: umanitoba.ca/summer click