“Cranbrook +/- 25” Debuts at NCECA

The alumni-organized exhibition Cranbrook +/- 25 is making its debut at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Kansas City from March 16-19, 2016. Organized by Cranbrook Ceramics alumni Jessika Edgar (Ceramics ’11) and Drew Ippoliti (Ceramics ’09), the exhibition features the work of select students who studied under the guidance of Tony Hepburn and Anders Ruhwald.

The group’s impetus for launching the project, was that “Cranbrook Academy of Art has had and continues to have a significant impact of the world of art, architecture and design. For more than 75 years, Cranbrook has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading graduate schools, and has been home to many of the world’s most renowned designers, especially ceramic artists like Maija Grotell, Toshiko Takaezu, Howard Kottler, Richard DeVore, and Jun Kaneko.”

Positioned as an incubator for critical and philosophical exploration, Cranbrook Ceramics is a unique collective. Committed to discussions surrounding material specificity, students are encouraged to look all around themselves for inspiration, technical expertise, and dialogue. This exhibition Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years, examines the trajectory and contributions of artists who studied under the guidance of Hepburn and Ruhwald.

In 2016 the exhibition will make multiple stops around the US including The National Council for Education on the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), New Mexico State University – Las Cruces, Arizona State University Museum.

The twenty-five participating Cranbrook artists include:

Jan Abrams, Inkyo Back, Ariel Brice, Josh Clark, Lindsey Dezman, Abby Donovan, Jessika Edgar, Heather Mae Erickson, Devin Farrand, Jon Geiger, Brian Giniewski, Shannon Goff, Tony Hepburn, Ariel Herwitz, Richard Hesketh, Drew Ippoliti, Tom Lauerman, Jackie Laurita, Akemi Maegawa, YunWook Moon, Thomas Muller, Mia Mulvey, Elaine Ng, Anders Ruhwald and Susan York

Upcoming Locations:

March 16-19
Cranbrook +/- 25 Exhibition
2016 NCECA Conference
Makers, Mentors, and Milestones
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri
*Join us for a 7pm Alumni Happy Hour at Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen on March 17! RSVP HERE!

After the debut at NCECA, the exhibition will travel to the following locations:

July 28 – August 25, 2016
Cranbrook +/- 25 Exhibition
University Art Gallery
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico

September 1 – December 15, 2016
Cranbrook +/- 25 Exhibition
Ceramic Research and Brickyard Gallery
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

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