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Thu Apr 2 19:07:58 EDT 2015
Clay and PossibilityA Potters Vision Shapes Change
The next NCECA/92Y Virtual Clay Lecture with Bill
Strickland begins at 7 p.m., eastern on
Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Keep the clay dialog
here to earn more and register today*
NCECA members can use the code NCECA92Y for a 20% discount.
Participation requires free download and
Bill Strickland, founder of Manchester
Craftsmens Guild reflects on his personal
journey in ceramics and the enterprise of social transformation.
Citing the early influence of an art teacher,
Strickland will discuss how his work in clay led
him to develop a center for youth arts, jazz and
job training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that
now serves as a model for programs in other
communities. Through the National Center for Arts
and Technology. Stricklands work catalyzes
communities, business leaders and policy makers
to cooperate on environments of hope throughout the US and other countries.
William Strickland, President and CEO of
Manchester Bidwell Corporation is a highly
regarded speaker on social entrepreneurship, the
roles of the arts and culture on community and
economic development. Introduced to pottery
during his teens, he went on to establish
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in 1968. In 1996, he
received the MacArthur Genius Award for
leadership and ingenuity in the arts. Tapped by
President Obama in December 2010 to serve on the
White House Council for Community Solutions,
Strickland was also presented with NCECAs
Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012.
Strickland, his wife Rose and daughter Olivia,
reside on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
This event is part of 92Ys
Clay series: offering first of a kind, real-time
online classes that gather a vibrant community of
artists, designers and art historians to speak
with you about important topics in ceramics. The
conversations are meant to challenge
preconceptions and explore new territory,
inspiring you to think about the world in fresh
and different ways
all of this in the comfort
of your home, studio or classroom.
* Registrations must be purchased by noon of the
day of the event. An email with login
instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the event.
** System Requirements: High speed Internet
connection, internal or external computer speaker
and internal or external computer mic.
For PC: Windows 7 or higher
For MAC: OS x 10.8.5 or higher.
LIVELY EXPERIMENTS THANKS!
NCECA wants to thank all of you who joined us for
our 49th Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode
Island. We have been receiving both kudos and
critical feedback. Watch for an e-news and blog
link to a conference survey coming soon. The
event was one of the best attended in NCECAs
history with more than 4800 registrations.
Deepest appreciation goes to the presenters,
exhibitors, volunteers, and friends who brought our Lively Experiments to life.
DEADLINE: APRIL 16, 2015
THEME: Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change
LOCATION: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
February 12 May 8, 2016
Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, the 2016
NCECA Invitational will be on exhibition at The
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from February 12 May
8, 2016. The exhibition will take place in
conjunction with Makers, Mentors and Milestones,
the 50th Annual NCECA Conference in Kansas City,
Missouri, March 16 March 19, 2016.
The NCECA Invitational is a themed, curated
exhibition that features leading edge,
large-scale and often challenging art
incorporating clay as its primary material. Held
in even-numbered years, NCECAs Exhibitions
Director collaborates with the host venue curator
to develop an exhibition concept and select a
foundational group of artists works by
invitation. Augmenting this core selection,
additional artists may respond to an open call
for digital representation of ceramic works that
support the theme. This format brings established
reputations and emerging talent to bear on the
selected theme and adds vitality and fresh
perspectives to ongoing discourse in contemporary
art. The exhibition is co-curated by NCECA
Exhibitions Director Leigh Taylor Mickelson and
Catherine Futter, the Helen Jane and R. Hugh
Pat Uhlmann Senior Curator of Architecture,
Design and Decorative Arts at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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