Feb 21 - Jul 28, All Day
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
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Kilns of Alfred

Transactions with Fire

Brian Oglesbee

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University welcomes the new year, 2019, with an exhibition entitled Kilns of Alfred: Transactions with Fire. The theme of the exhibition is revealed through the lens of renowned photographer Brian Oglesbee. Large scale photographs document the personal kilns used by Alfred ceramic art luminaries and serve by analogy as individual portraits of the artists including Bob Turner, Val Cushing, Theodore Randall, William Parry, Wayne Higby, Anne Currier, John Gill, Andrea Gill, Walter McConnell, Linda Sikora, Matt Kelleher, Linda Sormin and Jonathan Hopp. Included are panoramic views of the Alfred University kiln rooms that are associated with the work of graduates of the ceramic art program.

Opening Reception Thursday, February 21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kilns of Alfred: Transactions with Fire includes seminal pieces of the artist’s ceramic work as well as work from the Museum’s MFA collection. The art together with the striking images of the kilns give evidence that acknowledges the mystery of process that exists between clay and the enduring ceramic object. The exhibition offers refreshed comprehension of the poetic and magical title of ceramic artist Henry Varnum Poor’s famous text:  –From Mud to Immortality.

Opening February 21, 2019 – July 28, 2019


Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, built with a gift from Marlin Miller, Jr., ’54, HD ’89, creates a signature building for the arts on the Alfred University campus. Located on Pine Street at the site of the old Davis Gym, the brick building with its sweeping expanses of glass and dramatic roof lines echoes the lines of the Miller Performing Arts Center and the Miller Theater, also designed by Architect Bruce Wood of Kallmann McKinnell and Wood Architects, Boston.

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