Visiting Artist

  • 2017 Feb 24

    playwright SHARON BRIDGFORTH

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Farkas Hall Studio, 10 Holyoke St.

    playwright SHARON BRIDGFORTHPresented by: Learning From Performers
    Admission: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
    Related eventlove conjure/blues presented by Harvard’s BlackC.A.S.T., April 13-15, 21-22.

    A 2016 Doris Duke Artist and a 2016 Creative Capital awardee, Sharon Bridgforth collaborates with actors, dancers, singers and audiences live during performance as she composes moving soundscapes of her ritual/jazz texts. In this artist talk, she will focus on the process of using theatrical jazz performance methodologies to explore Black American migrations queerly, sharing images and video from early workings of her piece love conjure/blues and her new project, dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home. love conjure/blues—which will be presented by Harvard’s BlackC.A.S.T. theater group during the spring term, April 13-21—explores a range of possibilities of gender expression and sexuality within a rural, Black working class context. The dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home project will acquire and gift a home to an emerging artist. The project will be in residence in the artist house for a month, offering art centered community engagement activities leading up to the house gifting.

  • 2017 Mar 03

    Visiting Artist Lecture with Ronan Peterson

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Ronan Peterson PitcherPresented by Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Join us as Ronan Kyle Peterson shares unique process of making highly-surfaced, functional work and his life as a studio potter at Nine Toes Pottery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ronan is in Boston as a Visiting Artist at Mudflat Studio and you can find out more information on his workshop here.

    This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

     

  • 2017 Mar 04

    Visiting Artist Workshop with Kyungmin Park

    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Workshop Description:

    Sculptor Kyungmin Park will demonstrate the construction of her figurative sculptures in porcelain in this one-day workshop. Park will demonstrate how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces with simple tools. She will also explore conceptual ideas and talk about the importance of facial expression and symbology within her work. From Park, "A child's untamed imagination can create a new and exciting owrld out of a single object. The combination of an uncorrupted point of view, a strong imagination, overflowing curiosity, and the desire to push boundaries creates a very special mindset particular to children. The adult world, by contrast, restrains the formally infinite imagination by imposing responsibilities and practical concerns. Society puts limits on the way we, as individuals, can perceive things, and as an artist I an interested in expanding these confines."

  • 2017 Mar 14

    Visiting Artist Lecture with Paul Sacaridiz

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO MARCH 14TH!

    Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at HarvardPaul Sacaridiz

    Join us as Paul Sacaridiz speaks to the development of his sculptural ceramic work, use of installation formats in exhibition and what directions his work might take in the future. In addition to being a studio artist, Sacaridiz recently took on the position of Executive Director ofthe Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

    This lecture is free and open to the public. NEW RSVP here.

  • 2017 Mar 24

    classical guitarist DAIANA FERREIRA DA COSTA

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    Lamont Library, Forum Room

    classical guitarist DAIANA FERREIRA DA COSTAPresented by: Learning From Performers and Lamont Library
    Admission: Free and open to Harvard ID holders only (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

    Born in Paraguay, Daiana Ferreira Da Costa is a lawyer and a Cultural Ambassador for her native country, as well as an acclaimed, prize-winning classical guitarist and music teacher. She will discuss her career as a musical artist and perform selections on guitar during this lecture-demonstration.

  • 2017 Apr 21

    Visiting Artist Workshop with John Oles

    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    John OlesPresented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Workshop Description:

    This workshop is designed for those who seek to expand their vocabulary of ceramic forms and techniques, break out of a rut, or inject some new energy into an uninspired studio practice. We will explore techniques used to create wheel thrown and altered pieces based on traditional pottery forms, combined with hand built elements to construct unique functional and sculptural vessels in porcelain. Techniques as stretching, altering and darting, and the use of found objects to apply texture. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to engage in an open dialogue and presentation of sources of inspiration, as well as the significance of the hand made object in the context of contemporary material culture.