Claytopia! Exhibit features works of 13 ceramic artists plus a live performance of WET: UtopiaZ.
IN THE GALLERY:
Iowa’s Educators: Artists as Makers - Features the artwork of 10 current and past teachers from Iowa’s universities, colleges, art centers and community colleges. John Beckelman, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Doug Hanson, Rick Hintze, Ellen Kleckner, Ingrid Lilligren, Jennifer Rogers, JoAnn Schnabel, Jim Shrosbree, and Elissa Cox Wenthe. Organized by JoAnn Schnabel.
Matter at Hand - An exploration of nature, gender, and time that incorporates fiber to affirm the material and historical sensitivity those with ceramic training bring to other media. Katie Coughlin, Allison Rose Craver, and Kate Roberts. Organized by Kate Roberts. Performance during Thu night reception, 6:30-8:30pm
WET: Performing Utopia Z:Six clay+performance artists who labor and destroy for their own utopias. In this performance the artists will showcase the multiplicity of forms that utopia takes. Andrew Leo Stansbury, Caitlin Mary Margarett, Habiba El-Sayed, Katie Doyle, Marval A Rex, and Maya Vivas. Organized by Marval A Rex. Performance and reception: Fri, Mar 29, 6–10 PM with reception. MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY, NUDITY IN THE PERFORMANCE.
Claytopia! gallery hours:
Wednesday, March 27th: 10:00AM - 6:00PM. NCECA bus route stop: 10:00 AM with reception.
Thursday, March 28th: 12:00PM - 9:00PM. Reception and live music: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Friday, March 29th: 12:00PM - 5:00PM. Live performance of WET: Performing UtopiaZ: 6:00PM -9:00PM with reception. MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY, NUDITY IN THE PERFORMANCE.
Saturday, March 30th: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
You're invited to OFF THE CUFF: A dream series, the first of four events presented by OXHEART - this first collaborative spontaneous performance will feature interactive soft sculpture art by New York artist, Luiza Kurzyna, a collective of Twin-Cities dance improvisors, and a gifted Twin-Cities musical ensemble.
Dance Movement by:
Mike Krenner (guitar)
Mark Miller (guitar)
Dan Gahres (bass)
Jon Schmig (keyboards)
Greg Flanagan (drums)
6pm Doors open & refreshments
8pm Post-performance reception & refreshments
$10 cover, or pay what you can
PLEASE ENTER VIA FRONT DOOR ON SNELLING AVENUE
Parking available in the Squirrel Haus back lot on Dight Ave. or on Snelling.
For more information visit www.oxheart.net
Bryn Krenner is an independent curator and founder of OXHEART, an arts collective that is passionate about showcasing the plentiful talent found worldwide.
Krenner is focused on providing an exciting and experimental platform for emerging, established and all in-between artists of multiple media by collaborating with creators of all kinds, and the people who love to experience such things.
Since 2012, she has worked together with an assortment of collaborators including but not limited to Gowanus Circus, Quiet Lunch Magazine, and Bodega de la Haba. The events have been held in a variety of venues including Bowery Hotel, Gowanus Ballroom, The World Bar, NOoSPHERE ARTS, and Brooklyn Lyceum.
Bryn has worked with celebrated talent; visual artists Tlisza Jaurique, Alison Silva, Nanci France-Vaz, Stephen Hall, and Steve Joester, metal sculptor Adrian Landon, photographer & Flamenco guitarist Gilles Larrain, haute couture designer Louda Larrain, dancers Coco Karol and Jeremy Jae Neal, performance artists Muffinhead and Iggy Berlin, reality TV celebrities Simon Van Kempen & Alex McCord, comedian Josh Gondelman and Ben Kronberg, acoustic & electric guitarist Mike Krenner, Tuba Joe, and acoustic & electronic oboist Matt Sullivan. Previous exhibitions included experimental music events, performance, visual art, fashion, and dance.