Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Craft to welcome ceramic artist Erik Gronborg for a day-long symposium in conjunction with his retrospective, Reflecting on Erik Gronborg, on view through February 16, 2013. In addition to the artist himself, the Museum will host the exhibition’s co-curator, Seattle-based artist Jeffry Mitchell; ceramicist, scholar, creator of the blog Extreme Craft, and guest curator at MoCC (Era Messages), Garth Johnson; and a public walk-through of the exhibition with Portland collector and ceramics enthusiast, Ron Werner. This event is an opportunity to participate in a full-day of dialogue with one of America’s preeminent ceramic artists whose provocative “crafty” approach pioneered and continues to challenge notions of “sloppy craft” as they exist today.
Schedule of events
Saturday, October 20:
9:30 am: Arrival and check-in
9:45 am: Namita Wiggers, Welcome
10 am: Garth Johnson, Introductory Presentation: “Erik Gronborg: Materiality goes POP,” followed by Q/A
11 am: Erik Gronborg, Keynote, followed by Q/A
12 noon: Lunch, (suggested eating places will be provided)
1:30 pm: Jeffry Mitchell and Erik Gronborg in dialogue
2:30 pm: Ron Werner leads a walk-through of the exhibition, Reflecting on Erik Gronborg
All events are ticketed with the exception of the 2:30 walk-through, which is free and open to the public.
$25 for the day-long symposium; $15 for Members and Students with ID
Register for the symposium here. Seating is limited.
For additional information, direct queries to Sarah Margolis-Pineo, associate curator: email@example.com