During this visit we travel to Durham, North Carolina to visit with figurative sculptor Mac McCusker and view a demonstration of his work. Mac McCusker’s figurative work and narrative vessels document personal experiences and struggles as a transgender artist. McCusker addresses preconceptions and prejudices about transgender and gender non-binary individuals as well as about the larger LGBTQIA community by sharing personal narratives through self-portrait busts, small-scale figures, and sculptural vessels.
About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.
Each visit will be recorded and available to all registered students for 30 days after the event! The purpose of the class recording is to assist the registered student to catch up on information if they have to miss the event as well as to review later. The recordings do not exclude the images or voices of our students thus, there would be serious privacy issues to share or sell downloads of those recordings. The intention is that the recording is a tool to use to experience this event and not to be shared.
Event: Friday, October 16, 2020 4pm - 6pm (EST) via Zoom
Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.
Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mac McCusker earned their BA from Armstrong State University and an MFA from Georgia State University. They have been a resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks and Penland and was an emerging artist in 2018 in Ceramics Monthly magazine. They have been a consistent lecturer and presenter at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts. Mac has taught college in Savannah and Atlanta and teaches workshops around the United States. Their work is exhibited nationally. Mac currently resides in Durham, NC and is the studio manager at Claymakers.