November 10–11, 2017
Join us for a weekend-long symposium celebrating the opening of our new ceramics exhibition, From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics.. In a series of conversations, lectures, and gallery tours, we will discuss our current dynamic artistic landscape with an emphasis on capturing the spirit and innovation of West Coast art and the Everson’s history of collecting and supporting this cross-continental dialogue.
The Everson Ceramics Symposium is made possible, in part, by a Tourism & Economic Development Grant from the County of Onondaga, administered by CNY Arts.
$100 / $75 Students
Friday, November 10, 2017
- 8:00am: Meet in the Everson parking lot and carpool to The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University
From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics
- Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and light snacks, and an open bar.
Saturday November 11, 2017
- 9:30am: Continental Breakfast at the Everson Museum
- 10:30am: Artist Lecture - Ruby Rose Neri followed by a
conversation with Peter Beasecker
- 11:15am: Co-Lecture with Margie Hughto and DJ Hellerman
- Noon – 3:00pm: Choose your own adventures
(Lunch on your own)
Strong Hearts Cafe
- David MacDonald and Everson Museum Docents will provide guided tours.
- Syracuse University Ceramics Department Open Studios
3:30 – 5:00pm: Artist Lecture - Tony Marsh followed by a conversation with Linda Sormin
- 5:15pm: Closing Lecture - Peter Held
- 7:00 – 10:00pm: Evening Reception at ClayScapes with exhibiting artist Bryan McGrath. Enjoy her d’eurves, light snacks and cash bar.
Sunday November, 12, 2017
- 9:00am: Continental Breakfast at the Museum
- 10:00 – 11:00am: Conversation on Collecting: Leslie Ferrin, Elizabeth Dunbar, Louise Rosenfield
Peter Beasecker in a ceramic artist who lives and works in Cazenovia, New York and Professor of Studio Arts at Syracuse University in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Elizabeth Dunbar is the Director and CEO of the Everson Museum of Art.
Leslie Ferrin is the director of Ferrin Contemporary, which specializes in ceramics from the 1950s to the present.
Peter Held is a national authority on modern and contemporary studio ceramics, and has organized more than 200 exhibitions over the course of his three-decade career as a museum director and curator.
DJ Hellerman is Curator of Art and Programs at the Everson Museum of Art.
Margie Hughto is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Jamesville, New York and Professor of Studio Arts at Syracuse University in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
David MacDonald is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Syracuse, New York.
Tony Marsh is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Long Beach, California and Professor of Ceramics and Program Head at California State University Long Beach.
Bryan McGrath is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Utica, New York and Professor of Ceramics and Pottery at PrattMWP.
Ruby Rose Neri is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Louise Rosenfield is a collector of ceramics living in Dallas, Texas, and a member of the Everson Museum of Art Board of Trustees.
Linda Sormin is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Alfred, New York and Associate Professor of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York.