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October 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It is part of our website indigostreetpottery.com , which you can browse from this page if you click on the subjects in the header. We write here about our studio, arts events, projects, studios of our friends, garden musings, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Hope you enjoy it!



August 13, 2011: 2011 Annual Art Auction, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado www.andersonranch.org


May of 2012: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, 2-person exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado http://plinthgallery.com/

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                                   2012 Dinner Art Auction

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January 2012 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center 2012 Biennial Gala


  1. 3.Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum 2012 Dinner Art Auction


  1. 4.Native Chuparosa:  Winter-Blooming Nectar Source

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It is part of our website indigostreetpottery.com , which you can browse from this page if you click on the subjects in the header. We write here about our studio, arts events, projects, studios of our friends, garden musings, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Hope you enjoy it!

November 11 - December 31, 2011: The Artisan Gallery Cup and Mug Invitational: Consider the Cup 2011, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts  www.theartisangallery.com

December 1-31, 2011: Shemer Art Center and Museum Holiday Art Show and Sale, Phoenix, Arizona  www.shemerartcenterandmuseum.org


January 27, 2012: Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center Biennial Gala and Art Auction, Tempe, Arizona  http://musceramicsgala2012.asu.edu/events


February 18, 2012: Contemporary Forum’s 2012 Annual Dinner Art Auction: A Night of Stars, Phoenix Art Museum  contemporaryforum.org


February 25 & 26, 2012: Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center 11th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour, self-guided free studio tour throughout Phoenix metro area, Arizona

asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


May 2012: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, 2-person exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado http://plinthgallery.com/


July 26 - October 21, 2012: Contemporary Ceramics, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson, Arizona http://www.tohonochulpark.org/wordpress/

1                          Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

2                 Arizona State University Art Museum

                   Ceramic Research Center’s 2012 Gala                              

           

The Arizona State University Art Museum‘s nationally recognized Ceramics Research Center (CRC), pictured above, hosts a biennial gala celebration of contemporary ceramic art called Ceram-A-Rama. The upcoming 2012 Gala, Ceram-A-Rama-Yaki, will feature visually stunning Asian-themed ceramics. “Yaki” means “pottery” in Japanese. The CRC is located just north of the main building of the Arizona State University Art Museum.


The four-day weekend (January 26 - January 29, 2012) will include previewing the CRC’s Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women from Japan exhibition, visiting private collections, garden tours, illuminating lectures and exciting live and silent auctions featuring work by world class ceramic artists.


There will be sumptuous dining throughout the weekend, including in the homes of some of the Valley's most avid collectors. Jeff and Farraday are honored once again to be guest artists during the collector’s home tour at Ron and Masako Berman’s Paradise Valley home. Ron and Masako have an extensive collection of ceramics and contemporary prints. Their ceramics collection focuses on Japanese ceramic artists and ceramic artists with ties to the communities of Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and the Phoenix area. Artists in the collection include Jun Kaneko, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, Chris Gustin, Doug Casebeer, Don Reitz, Farraday Newsome, Jeff Reich, Susan Peterson, Juan Quezada, Takashi Nakazato and Kutani pottery from Japan.


This year the Gala patron guests of honor will be Elaine and Sidney Cohen with Gala guest artist Akio Takamori.

http://musceramicsgala2012.asu.edu/events     Register Now  

For more information please contact Cyndi Coon, gala coordinator at cyndi.coon@asu.edu

 

The Ceramic Research Center includes in its collection an extraordinary body of work by Akio Takamori (born 1950, Japan), honored guest artist at the upcoming 2012 Ceram-A-Rama-Yaki Gala. The photos above show some of Takamori’s work in the collection, giving a view of just one aisle of open storage in the Ceramic Research Center, whose holdings of contemporary ceramic artworks number in the thousands. The CRC is located just north of the main building of the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona.


Akio Takamori is a Professor of Art at the University of Washington School of Art.  The school’s website states:

   Akio Takamori's ceramic sculptures evoke an eerie sense of reality and presence. Often drawn from childhood memories of small-village life in Japan, his standing and sleeping figures depict ordinary people going about their day-to-day existence. Another body of Akio's work consists of ceramic vessels, often painted with erotic images.

Takamori was born in 1950 in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. He studied art at Masashino Art College, Tokyo, before moving to the U.S. in 1974. He received a BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976 and an MFA at Alfred University in New York in 1978. Since 1993 he has been a faculty member in the University of Washington School of Art.                                                                               Examples of Akio's work can be found in the Carnegie Institute Art Museum (Pittsburgh), the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Kansas City Art Institute, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum, among others. In 2006, the Arizona State University Art Museum created a touring "mid-career survey" of Akio's work, Between Clouds of Memory.



Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome are honored to be included in the Ceramic Research Center’s permanent collection, acquired as part of the Gerald and Daphna Cramer Collection donation in 2010.

Photos of our work in the CRC collection, below:

Jeff Reich, Architectonic Teapot, glazed stoneware, 12.25 x 12 x 5.5”, 2005, collection of Arizona State University Art Museum

Farraday Newsome, Clarity of Heart, glazed terra cotta, 7.25 x 10.75 x 7.25”, 2002, collection of Arizona State University Art Museum

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will be among the many national and international artists who will have work in the Ceram-A-Rama-Yaki Silent Auction, Saturday January 28, to be held this year at Bentley Projects, a large gallery located in historic downtown Phoenix.


Photos below: Farraday and Jeff’s 2012 CRC Gala Auction pieces

Farraday Newsome, Dark Nest, two teabowls and a tray,  teabowls 3.25 x 6 x 6" each, tray 3.75 x 16.5 x 12.5", glazed terra cotta, 2011

Jeff Reich, Desert Remnants, glazed stoneware, 12.5 x 11 x x 4.5”, 2011

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will once again be participating in the annual Gala Dinner Art Auction at the Phoenix Art Museum to be held February 18, 2012. This event, called A Night of Stars, is sponsored by the Contemporary Forum, an auxiliary group of the Phoenix Art Museum dedicated to raising money for museum acquisitions, contemporary exhibitions, support for artists, U.S. and foreign travel, gallery and salon events, architectural tours, and  arts lectures and films. This is a major fundraiser for this worthy group. See images/artists names/retail prices of all this year’s auction items                                                                                                                   For general  info:  contemporaryforum.org


Below: Photos of the pieces Farraday and Jeff will have in this event:

Chuparosa, Justicia californica, is a wonderful winter-blooming flowering shrub with long, nectar-filled tubular flowers. Nectar-feeding birds, especially hummingbirds, find it an excellent food winter (explaining it’s common name of chuparosa: “chupar” is Spanish meaning “to suck” and “rosa” means “rose”).

We love to have our winter coffee on chairs near of one of our chuparosas to watch the ever-amusing hummingbirds!

Chuparosa is native to the deserts of Arizona, southern California and northern Mexico. The edible flowers , whose taste is reminiscent of cucumbers, are most commonly red, but yellow specimens can be found.

Farraday Newsome, Murmurous Night, glazed terra cotta, 11.25 x 12 x 12”, 2011

Jeff Reich, Yucca Fields, glazed stoneware, 11 x 14 x 12”, 2009

                                                              Happy New Year!

Our winter-blooming Dalea bicolor var. bicolor Monterrey Blue provides nectar for desert bees, including this European non-native honeybee.  Dalea bicolor is native to the Chihuahuan desert. The Monterrey Blue variant has been propagated from a clone from a specimen found by Ron Gas and Greg Starr.