Artist in Residence

Megan Mitchell

March 6 – 10, 2017

Megan Mitchell received an MFA in ceramics from Utah State University in 2012. Since then, she has been an artist in residence at the Red Lodge Clay Center, North Dakota State University, and the Northern Clay Center, as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor of ceramics at Marlboro College in Vermont. Currently, she is a studio artist in St. Joseph, Minnesota, as well as teaching at the Northern Clay Center and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. . Megan’s functional and sculptural work has been exhibited in galleries nationwide, and featured in Ceramics Monthly. She has taught workshops focused on printing on clay at numerous locations including the Grand Marais Art Colony, Studio 550 in Manchester NH, and North Dakota State University. In 2016, she received a McKnight Individual Artist Award from the Central Minnesota Arts Board.

Mitchell’s work is featured in the Resident Ceramic Artists Exhibition: Megan Mitchell and Nick Devries, on view March 6 – May 31, 2017 in the Creativity Gallery inside the Center for Creativity.

Resident Artist Series: Image Transfers on Clay
Two-day class: Monday & Wednesday, March 6 & 8, 6 – 9 PM

Join ceramic artist Megan Mitchell for a hands-on course on printmaking and image transfer on clay. Strengthen your decorating techniques as you add imagery, pattern, and texture to your ceramic work by using printmaking processes such as block printing and screen printing.

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Gallery Talk: Megan Mitchell
March 9, 6 – 7 PM
Join us for a gallery talk with Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio artist in residence Megan Mitchell. Mitchell received an MFA in ceramics from Utah State University in 2012. She has been an artist in residence at the Red Lodge Clay Center, North Dakota State University, and the Northern Clay Center, as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor of ceramics at Marlboro College in Vermont. Currently she is a studio artist in St. Joseph, Minnesota and teaches at the Northern Clay Center and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Free & open to the public.

Nick DeVries

April 3 – 7, 2017

Nick DeVries has been working in ceramics for the past 14 years. He studied at St Johns University where, in 2001, he finished a Bachelors Degree in Art, with a concentration in painting and ceramics. Since his college years Nick has worked as a production potter for a Minneapolis based pottery, taught courses at the Edina Art Center and Northern Clay Center, and has pursued his own studio ceramic work. In 2016 he moved his home and studio from Minneapolis to central MN to the town of Brainerd where he has set up his new studio.

DeVries’ work is featured in the Resident Ceramic Artists Exhibition: Megan Mitchell and Nick Devries, on view March 6 – May 31, 2017 in the Creativity Gallery inside the Center for Creativity.

Resident Artist Series: Thrown & Altered Ceramics & the Building Blocks of Design
Two-day class: Monday & Wednesday, April 3 & 5 • 6 – 9 PM

Nick Devries will focus on demonstrating techniques of thrown and altered ceramics with an emphasis on being mindful of the building blocks of design in order to create work that has a clearer sense of purpose and voice.

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Gallery Talk: Nick DeVries
Thursday, April 6, 6 – 7 PM
Join us for a gallery talk with artists in residence Nick DeVries. Free & open to the public.

 

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