UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
March 21, 2019 - The nationally renowned Artstream Nomadic Gallery will visit the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on April 1. All are welcome to this day-long event.
The Artstream is a traveling exhibition space housed in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer. Based in Carbondale, Colo., the gallery has exhibited contemporary ceramic art on the street since 2002 and in more than 150 locations all over the country.
The Artstream will be parked in the common area between the University Center and the Kleinpell Fine Arts building and will be open for viewing and shopping from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On display will be the works of 25 nationally recognized ceramic artists. Specific artist line-up can be found at http://www.art-stream.com/. Supplementing the gallery visit, Artstream associates and Colorado-based studio potters John Cohorst and Justin Donofrio will demonstrate the making of their ceramic works. Ongoing demonstrations will be held in the UWRF Art Department’s ceramics studio in 167 Kleinpell Fine Arts from 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m.
The nomadic gallery is the brainchild of Carbondale studio potter Alleghany Meadows. Meadows received his BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, Calif., and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Meadows has presented lectures, workshops and been a visiting artist at art centers and universities nationally and internationally, including Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Alfred University, Kansas City Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Chicago Art Institute, Anderson Ranch, Archie Bray Foundation, Haystack and Good Hope, Jamaica.
Born and raised in Kansas, ceramic artist Cohorst creates both functional and sculptural ceramic art. He received his B.F.A. and M.A. from Pittsburg (Kansas) State University where he concentrated in functional ceramics. After graduating, he accepted a position as an artist assistant at the studio of Jun Kaneko, in Omaha, Neb. Shortly after leaving the Kaneko Studio, he traveled to Japan and studied wood firing techniques in the ancient kilnsite town of Tokoname. In 2012, he was accepted as an artist in residence at the Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale. After completion of that residency, John moved into the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) where his studio is currently located. More information about John can be found at johncohorstceramics.com
Donofrio grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., where he was introduced to pottery at Cabrillo Community College. In 2013, he joined the vibrant Colorado artist community of the Roaring Fork Valley where he continued his clay education with the support of Anderson Ranch, The Carbondale Clay Center and SAW. He remained in Colorado to complete a B.F.A. from CSU Fort Collins in 2016. Donofrio is nationally represented in galleries throughout the U.S., has been a Windgate Summer Scholar at the Archie Bray Foundation, an exhibiting artist and tour co-manager with the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, and in 2018 was selected as one of Ceramics Monthly’s 2018 Emerging Artists.
For more information about this unique visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.