Cary Wolinsky Artist Talk
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Cary Wolinsky Artist Talk

Please join us in the Gallery for an Artist Talk with Cary Wolinsky.

Cary Wolinsky worked as a news photographer for The Boston Globe in 1968 while completing a degree in photojournalism at Boston University. Soon after graduating, Wolinsky received assignments from national publications including Natural History, Smithsonian, Newsweek, and International Wildlife.

In 1972, Wolinsky began his 35-year career as a National Geographicphotographer, producing picture essays in Europe, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, India, China, and Japan. His photographs have been published in books and magazines throughout the world. His photographic prints have been acquired by museums and private collectors in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Wolinsky co-founded the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and TRIIIBE, an artists collaborative. He now works with his son Yari, a filmmaker, and his wife Babs, a graphic designer, making documentary films. Their company, Trillium Studios Films, produced Raise the Roof, a feature-length documentary about the reconstruction of an 18th-century Polish wooden synagogue. The film has been featured at more than 150 film festivals and is currently being broadcast on public television stations across the US.

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Li Hongwei Public Opening
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Li Hongwei Public Opening

The artist will attend the public opening.

Li Hongwei is a Chinese sculptor who currently works and lives in Beijing and New York. He earned degrees at two preeminent art schools: The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (BFA in sculpture, 2005) and Alfred University in Alfred, New York (MFA in ceramic art, 2007). He subsequently taught and published in both China and the United States. In 2015, he was invited to lecture as a visiting artist at Harvard University. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva), the Chinese Sculpture Institute (Beijing), and the Taylor Foundation (established in 1844; Paris).

Li Hongwei’s works have been collected by: The British Museum, London; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY; China APEC International Conference Center; The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; and others. Over the years, his works have been exhibited in: The National Art Museum of China; The Louvre; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Fox Art Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania; and the Dublin Castle in Ireland, among others. In 2013, he was awarded the Taylor Prize by the 2013 France International Salon.

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Mark Davis and Cary Wolinsky Public Opening
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Mark Davis and Cary Wolinsky Public Opening

Both artists will attend the public opening.

Mark Davis was educated at Goddard College in Vermont. He began making jewelry in his teens and his dexterous metalwork is entirely self-taught. Initial forays into mobiles utilized the metals of his jewelry making: sterling silver, gold plating, and brass. The variety of styles and materials that Davis uses to build his mobiles has expanded dramatically over the years to create a complex and compelling body of work. In addition to moderate scale pieces of movement, color, and grace, Davis also creates large scale public and private commission pieces. Davis' works are on display in numerous private and public collections including the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and the Rose Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Cary Wolinsky worked as a news photographer for The Boston Globe in 1968 while completing a degree in photojournalism at Boston University. Soon after graduating, Wolinsky received assignments from national publications including Natural History, Smithsonian, Newsweek, and International Wildlife. In 1972, Wolinsky began his 35-year career as a National Geographic photographer, producing picture essays in Europe, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, India, China, and Japan. His photographs have been published in books and magazines throughout the world. His photographic prints have been acquired by museums and private collectors in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. Wolinsky co-founded of the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and TRIIIBE, an artists collaborative. Wolinsky now works with his son Yari, a filmmaker, and his wife Babs, a graphic designer, making documentary films. Their company, Trillium Studios Films (trilliumstudios.com) produced Raise the Roof (polishsynagogue.com), a feature-length documentary, about the reconstruction of an 18th century Polish wooden synagogue. The film has been featured at more than 150 film festivals and is currently being broadcast on public television stations across the US.

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Mark Hewitt Potter's Talk
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Mark Hewitt Potter's Talk

Please join us in the Gallery for a Potter's Talk with Mark Hewitt.

Mark Hewitt has been making distinctive functional pottery in North Carolina since 1983. Fusing what he learned in his native England as an apprentice under, Michael Cardew, with the ceramic traditions of the American South, and bending those aesthetics into an elegant contemporary style. Using local clays and glaze materials, Hewitt fires his pots in a large wood-burning kiln. Most recently, Hewitt's work reassesses aspects of industrial ceramics, the production of which is most familiar to him as his father and grandfather were directors of Spode, the fine china manufacturer. Hewitt was the 2014 Voulkos Fellow at the Archie Bray Institute in Helena, Montana, a finalist for the 2015 American Craft Council/Balvenie Rare Craft Award, a 2015 United States Artist (USA) Fellow, and is current President of the North Carolina Pottery Center, in Seagrove. His works are included in numerous museum collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

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Mark Hewitt and Jeffrey Hessing Public Opening
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Mark Hewitt and Jeffrey Hessing Public Opening

Mark Hewitt will attend the public opening.

Mark Hewitt has been making distinctive functional pottery in North Carolina since 1983. Fusing what he learned in his native England as an apprentice under, Michael Cardew, with the ceramic traditions of the American South, and bending those aesthetics into an elegant contemporary style. Using local clays and glaze materials, Hewitt fires his pots in a large wood-burning kiln. Most recently, Hewitt's work reassesses aspects of industrial ceramics, the production of which is most familiar to him as his father and grandfather were directors of Spode, the fine china manufacturer. Hewitt was the 2014 Voulkos Fellow at the Archie Bray Institute in Helena, Montana, a finalist for the 2015 American Craft Council/Balvenie Rare Craft Award, a 2015 United States Artist (USA) Fellow, and is current President of the North Carolina Pottery Center, in Seagrove. His works are included in numerous museum collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Jeffrey Hessing grew up in the United States and moved to the medieval village of Vence, France in 1980. The vivid landscapes and interiors of his work convey the intensity of the region's color and light, as well as the passionate way in which inhabitants of Provence savor every aspect of life. A student of American sculptor and printmaker Leonard Baskin, Hessing is strongly influenced by the Fauvist palette and their wildly expressive techniques. Hessing has exhibited extensively throughout France and travels regularly to experience and paint new landscapes. His work is included in the permanent collection of Boston Public Library, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Artist Talk with Miraku Kamei XV
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk with Miraku Kamei XV

Please join us at the Gallery to hear Mr. Kamei speak about his craft while surrounded by his latest works.

Miraku Kamei XV was born Masahisa Kamei in 1960, the eldest son of Miraku Kamei XIV, master potter of Takatori ware. Completing his university degree in Ceramics at Kyoto Saga University of Arts, he was able to take the title of the fifteenth generation in 2001. Kamei has been carrying on the tradition of Takatori ware for more than thirty years. In addition to exhibiting and promoting Takatori ware around Japan, he is an active teacher, training students in ceramics at several institutions around his home city of Fukuoka. Currently, Kamei is president of the Fukuoka/Hakata branch of the Japan Ceramics Association and a member of numerous arts organizations.

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Miraku Kamei XV and Gunnar Norrman Public Opening
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Miraku Kamei XV and Gunnar Norrman Public Opening

Please join us at the Gallery for the public opening for Markings of Time by Gunnar Norrman, and Elegant Simplicity: Ceramics by Miraku Kamei XV & Son.

Miraku Kamei XV will attend the public opening.

Miraku Kamei XV was born Masahisa Kamei in 1960, the eldest son of Miraku Kamei XIV, master potter of Takatori ware. He completed his university degree in Ceramics at Kyoto Saga University of Arts and took the title of the fifteenth generation in 2001. Mr. Kamei has been carrying on the tradition of Takatori ware for more than thirty years. In addition to exhibiting and promoting Takatori ware around Japan, he is an active teacher, training students in ceramics at a number of institutions around his home city of Fukuoka. He is also president of the Fukuoka/Hakata branch of the Japan Ceramics Association and a member of numerous arts organizations. In 2016, Kamei received the award of Contemporary Master Craftsman, designated to a craftsman with excellent skills from Fukuoka, Japan.

Gunnar Norrman's endeavors in fine art were complemented by his pursuits in music and botany. Gunnar was a skilled draughtsman, pianist, and gardener. The delicate and subtle pencil and conté drawings, lithographs, and dry point etchings are like melodic compositions on the simple beauty of nature's gifts. In 1979, he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal by the King of Sweden for his outstanding illustrations found in “Naturen I Våra Hjärtan,” an anthology of poems. Greatly respected in his native Sweden, Norrman’s works were featured in a 1997 exhibition titled Modern Scandinavian Prints at the British Museum, London, and continue to be exhibited internationally. In 2003, a catalogue raisonné, Gunnar Norrman: The Complete Graphic Works, 1941-2001, was published by Fitch-Febvrel Gallery in New York.

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