Sept. 5, 2012 — “The Firm,” a group of ceramic artists, will visit Morehead State University Oct. 16 and 17, hosting student and public pottery-making/assembling demonstrations and will present artist lectures highlighting their art work, experiences and the advantages of working together in group.
All members -- Shane Christensen, Brian Jensen, Stephen Heywood and Michael T. Schmidt -- are MFA graduates of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and are active in ceramics as well as teaching. Under the name “The Firm,” they have been showing their work as a group and teaching workshops together around the country for several years.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct 17, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m., the four will demonstrate their unique pottery-making, altering and assembling techniques in 104C (Ceramics Studio) of the Claypool-Young Art Building.
Christensen and Heywood will present artist lectures on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. and Jensen and Schmidt will lecture on Wednesday, Oct 17, 7 p.m. in 111 Claypool-Young.
The events are sponsored by Morehead State University's Arts and Humanities Council, Center for Regional Engagement, Center for Teaching, Learning and Professional Development, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Department of Art and Design, Ceramics Guild, Morehead State Public Radio/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Division of University Advancement, Diversity Initiative, and Buckner and Sally S. Hinckle Endowment for the Humanities.
Other sponsors include Dr. Janet Kenney, director of MSU at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky Mudworks of Lexington and the Gateway Regional Center for the Arts of Mt. Sterling.
All events are free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street adjoining campus or on campus after 5 p.m. weekdays.
Additional information is available by contacting Seth Green, assistant professor of art and design, at 783-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.