Visiting Artist Workshop with Kyungmin Park

Date: 

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 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."

The cost for this one-day workshop with Kyungmin Park: Free for Harvard Undergraduate students; $50 for Harvard Graduate students; $75 for adults enrolled in a course; $125 for adults not enrolled in a course. To register, download our registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu.

Questions? Email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

This workshop will feature a one-hour pot luck lunch break for those participating.

Artist Biography:

Kyungmin Park is an Assistant Professor of 3D Studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Originally from South Korea, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 2012 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2006. Kyungmin was a 2014-2016 long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. She was also awarded a 2014-2015 Matsutani Fellowship, 2015-2016 Windgate Fellowship and 2014 Windgate Summer scholarship by the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2016, Kyungmin received an Emerging Artist Award from Ceramics Monthly magazine. In 2016, she was also honored to be recognized as an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Kansas City, MO.

Her work has been featured in many national and international exhibitions including the Aqua Art Miami Basel, Galerie Aqui Siam Ben in Vallaruris, France, Morean Art Center, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Museum of Arts and Science in GA, The Clay Studio in PA, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Eutectic Gallery, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Lillstreet Art Center, Signature Gallery, Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Duane Reed Gallery and the Holter Museum of Art.

 

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