The 73rd Scripps College Ceramic Annual opens on Sat., Jan. 23, 2016 at the Williamson Gallery. The theme of this exhibition is comparing the processes of “sight” for 2-D drawings and “touch” for 3-D ceramic forms. On Jan. 23 from 4 to 5 pm, a special lecture related to the exhibition at the Scripps Humanities Auditorium will be followed by the opening reception at the gallery.The show runs through April 3. During exhibitions, the gallery is open Wed-Sun from 12 to 5 pm.
"A Starry Night" will take place Thursday evening, April 27th at Burntshirt Vineyard. It will be a visually beautiful evening with top notch food. The event is a cocktail hour followed by dinner with many of WNC's "stars" who will partake in an evening of close conversations with attendees. Each star will share a dinner table with 8-9 attendees, who will have their pick of star guest when they purchase tickets. The cocktail hour of the evening will provide a lively opportunity for attendees to mingle with all the stars. We'll truly have a cross generational evening with a diversity of voices from our region.
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Mudtools will be vending at booth 306/308 and I will be speaking with 3 others in a panel on monumental art. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Portland!
A single day workshop where I will share tips and techniques
I am happy to announce I will be joining Blue Spiral Gallery at SOFA this year.
Join us for the 31st Annual Penland Benefit Auction on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2016.
This year, I’m honored to participate on the host committee for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. I hope you’ll save the date of August 11, 2016 to join me in downtown Asheville for a celebratory benefit for this great organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft and design.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration host committee co-chairs, Libba Evans and Robyn Horn, are joined by nearly fifty host committee members committed to craft. For CCCD 20th Anniversary information and tickets, visit the event website at:
Michael along with dozens of fellow artists are donating work to this event.
65th Anniversary Bray Benefit Live Auction and Brickyard Bash
Saturday, July 23 beginning at 6 pm
Call 406/443-3502 for tickets or more details
Special events, exhibitions, workshops, a concert and more...
Begin with a basic clay form, and end with a unique, expressive piece in this two-week course that explores ways to alter our ceramic works.
This summer the permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline with intereactive video interveiws of the artists.
Wine & Cheese Reception
Made in WNC examines the designer-maker movement through a regionally specific lens, considering how particular histories, geography, economics, technology, and education inform an international movement on a local level. Understanding the context for production, such as Western North Carolina’s legacy of the Craft Revival, the industrialization of the New South, and skill shortages caused by deindustrialization, begins to explain how this movement takes on specific, local distinctions.
Representational and abstract works in a variety of media echo the color, movement & variety of auto in the mountains.
Gaston College “50 Years of Visual Excellence” Art Exhibition
Come see the Mudtools crew at NCECA Providence
Michael joins his Carolina fellows in this beautiful exhibit with a set of Neriage inspired porcelain tumblers
Michael will be doing a short informal talk at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Booth.
Celebrating 50 years of art with Anderson Ranch!
Michael will be speaking briefly at 5pm on Friday
Presented artists include: David Kimball Anderson, Vivian Beer, Andy Brayman, Andy Buck, Doug Casebeer, Sam Chung, Eddie Dominguez, David Ellsworth, Julia Galloway, Andrea Gill, John Gill, Sam Harvey, Gail Kendall, Yuri Kobyashi, John Lloyd, Matt Long, Andrew Martin, Alleghany Meadows, Brad Miller, Brad Reed Nelson, Jill Oberman, Mark Pharis, Sara Ransford, Ralph Scala, Jason Schneider, Mark Shapiro, Michael Sherrill, and Susan Working.
Michael will be speaking to the Students of David Hooker at Wheaton College
Michael's "sheaths" from his time at Kohler will be on display in a Exhibit by the Asheville Art Museum featuring wall hanging sculpture.
My time at Kohler was a huge milestone in my artistic journey. This is a weekend I'm very much looking forward to and I hope to see many of my fellows there.