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opening of dwight m. holland ceramics collection exhibition

updated fri 27 jun 08


Christine Campbell on thu 26 jun 08

Many of you have the privilege of being included in=20
Dwight's private ceramics collection or have had the pleasure=20
of touring his home and seeing his impressive collection of=20
pottery during the North Carolina Potters Conferences.

This will be a very interesting program.
Dwight=E2=80=99s symposium event is free.=20=20
Tickets for a box lunch and the evening meal will be sold.=20=20
Prices not yet firm.

For the best info and advance registration write

The Dwight M. Holland Ceramics=20
Collection Exhibition

Ceramics in Higher Education and Its Future

East Carolina University School of Art and Design
Jenkins Fine Arts Center
Wellington B. Gray Gallery

Exhibition Date:=20
September 3 through October 1, 2008

Symposium Date:=20
September 18 and 19, 2008

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 18th

2:00pm Registration: Upper-level Foyer
5:00pm Opening Ceremony:=20
Francis A. Speight Auditorium
6:30pm Exhibition Reception:=20
Wellington B. Gray Gallery

Friday, September 19th

At Francis A. Speight Auditorium
9:00am Panel Discussion
10:30am Presentation: Cynthia Bringle
11:30am Presentation: Daniel Johnston
At Upper-Level Foyer
12:30pm Lunch
At Francis A. Speight Auditorium
1:30pm Presentation: Lisa Orr
2:30pm Presentation: Beth Kendall
3:30pm Presentation: Josh DeWeese
At Ham=E2=80=99s Brew House
6:00pm Dinner/Party

(in alphabetical order)
Joe Bova
Cynthia Bringle
Josh DeWeese
Daniel Johnston
Beth Kendall
Lisa Orr


Opening Ceremony
5:00pm, Thursday, September 18th, 2008=20
at Francis Speight Auditorium

Opening remarks and Greetings=20

Michael Drought, SoAD Director

Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director

Introduction of Dwight Holland=20
Chuck Chamberlain, Professor Emeritus

Regarding the Gift of Ceramics=20
Dwight Holland

Keynote Speech=20
Joe Bova

Closing Tom Braswell,=20
Interim Gallery Director
The Dwight M. Holland Ceramics Teaching Collection

Dwight M. Holland (Guest of Honor) was a primary mover=20
to bring art to the Asheboro area schools many years ago by=20
becoming the first art teacher in their schools.=20
Mr. Holland was also instrumental in establishing the
Mooring Art Center in Asheboro which hosts the annual=20
North Carolina Potter's Conference.=20
Retired from a career as Curator of Design and Planner of=20
the North Carolina Zoological Park, Mr. Holland returned to=20
the Zoo as Interim Director for a year.=20
He continues working during retirement by being involved with=20
many national consultations on artificial habitats.=20
His recent project is the artificial rock outcropping in front of=20
Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
In 1998, Mr. Holland approached the East Carolina University School=20
of Art and Design for the purpose of donating his extensive=20
collection of pottery and contemporary ceramics.=20
His interest is to provide a =E2=80=9Chands-on=E2=80=9D experience to other=
s with=20
ceramic works that are ordinarily placed in =E2=80=9Cuntouchable=E2=80=9D m=
In addition to the ceramics works, accompanying transcript interviews=20
and audiotapes of thirteen Seagrove potters are available for
research purposes.=20
Since East Carolina University School of Art and Design has a large=20
studio ceramics program within North Carolina, the Dwight M. Holland=20
Ceramics Teaching Collection is under development and is housed in
Jenkins Fine Arts Center at ECU.
Joe Bova (Keynote Speaker)=20
earned his MFA from the University of New Mexico and taught at Nicholls Sta=
University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, then at Louisiana State University in=
Baton Rouge from 1971 to 1990. He served as the Director of the Ohio Univer=
School of Art from 1990 until 1997. He received the SAF/NEA Fellowship in
1985 and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Fellowship in 1980.=
He is also an emeritus Trustee and Board Member of Penland, a Fellow and Pa=
President of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)=
is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.=20
Joe Bova was awarded a fellowship from NCECA for a residency at the Interna=
Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary in the fall of 2004. He currently div=
ides his=20
time between home and studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Athens, Ohio, whe=
he continues to teach each spring at Ohio University.
Cynthia Bringle (Presenter)=20
is a ceramic artist, who lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. She ea=
rned a BFA
from Memphis Academy of Art and an MFA from Alfred University. She has taug=
ht many workshops nationwide and at Penland School of Crafts for many years=
She is a fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the North =
Carolina Award=20
for Fine Art. Her work is in the collection of the Mint Museum of Craft and=
Burlington Art Centre, and the High Museum of Art.
Josh DeWeese (Presenter)=20
served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic A=
rts in
Helena, Montana from 1992-2006. He holds an MFA from the New York State Col=
lege of=20
Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Josh has =
and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous p=
ublic and=20
private collections and currently teaches ceramics at Montana State Univer=
sity in
Elizabeth Kendall (Presenter)=20
lives and works in Northern Virginia. Her work, both functional and sculptu=
ral, has
been exhibited at both national and international venues and is in the perm=
collection of the Yixing Ceramics Museum, Peoples Republic of China and the=
International Ceramic Center in Denmark. In 2007 she was selected as an Em=
erging Artist by the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts.
Daniel Johnston (Presenter),=20
native of Seagrove, worked as an apprentice with Mark Hewitt in Pittsboro, =
NC and
studied with master potters in Thailand. Daniel recently built his studio i=
n Seagrove=20
and has already established asuccessful career as a young and upcoming stud=
io potter.
Lisa Orr (Presenter)=20
has been professional potter and student of ceramics. She completed an MFA =
at the NYSCC at
Alfred University in 1992 and later received grants including a Fulbright a=
nd a MAAA/NEA.=20
Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Fine A=
rts Museum of San Francisco and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Current=
ly she teaches, lectures, and shows nationally.


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