Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. Renowned for their beauty and exacting detail, the Blaschka invertebrate models were commissioned by universities and museums throughout world during the nineteenth century. Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
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."
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard
North Carolina master potter, Michael Kline, will demonstrate his beautifully thrown multi-part pots, handled bowls, jug forms and a cut-edge plate. Surface demonstrations will include brush-work with pigmented wax resist and slip-inlay techniques. Participants will enjoy a hands-on exercise on brush work. The day will include an hour for lunch (pot-luck) with a slide presentation on the Kline's work, his studio and kilns in North Carolina as well as his use of social media as a contemporary potter.
Renée Green's two-year engagement as the Institution (Building) artist at the Carpenter Center launches with a public conversation between the artist and CCVA Scholar, Gloria Sutton. Given Green's prolific output during the last twenty-five years, the conversation aims at contextualizing signal moments within the artist’s seminal
Dates: September 7 - November 30 Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Instructor:Claudia Olds Goldie
Course Description: Learn first to create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct, then build on this knowledge to create abstracted figures that are convincing in their ability to project movement, power and emotion.In the first half of this course we will work from the live model to create realistic sculpture, analyzing the figure in terms of geometry, movement, rhythm, space, proportion, and expressiveness. For the second half, we will apply this insight to create abstracted or stylized figures that build on these observations. We will make work that is intentionally fluid or static, simple or complex, dissonant or harmonious, but figurative at its core. We will be looking at the work of other artists and cultures to consider how the abstract figure has played a role in history and how to create abstract work that is convincing and powerful. (12 classes/13 weeks) Note: There will be no class on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break.
Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order. Featuring beatboxer/artist Harry Yeff, aka Reeps One
Salon @ 29 G is a series that creates an opportunity to hear from artists in a smaller scale setting. For his salon, Harry will discuss his ideas around attention deficit disorder, some of which were loosely the inspiration for his first major exhibition in 2014 entitled “Attention. Deficit. Order,” at London Newcastle Gallery, Shoreditch. Read more about Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order.
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners Exhibition runs October 21-23, 10 AM-5 PM, with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5-7 pm Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134
Exhibition: Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop Dates: November 7 - 28, 2016 Reception: Saturday, November 12, 6 - 8 pm - RSVP for the reception on Eventbrite Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard and Crossings Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal; both located at 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts. Gallery 224 hours: 10am - 5pm daily. Closed November 23, 24 & 25
University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Presented by:Harvard Art Museums Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required). Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM More information>
This University Teaching Gallery installation explores defining moments in the development of modern European and American art from the 18th through 20th century. A range of media—from drawing, painting, and printmaking to photography and photomontage—is included. Read more about Modern Art and Modernity