Scratch Opening

SCRATCH

The Livingston Center for Art and Culture will be hosting a wood-fire exhibition entitled: Scratch. The exhibition will run from January 20, 2015 through February 10, 2015. The show opening would be January 30, 2015, from 6-9pm.
These artists will be traveling from all over, from the foothills of North Carolina to the plains of Wichita. These artists will also be attending a wood-fire conference in Red Lodge Montana. For one week in January Red Lodge Clay Center will host a small group of diverse artists from a variety of backgrounds and career levels to share information, ideas, and techniques. The wood-firing community is a small tribe of people committed to an ancient process, with many contemporary variations in method and technique.
So join us in celebrating this amazing process. January 20, through February 10, 2015 at the Livingston Center for Art and Culture.

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Call for Artist March 2015

Call for Artist proposals for March 2015, Adornment! A show that pushes the boundaries of what Adornment means! Contact me at Sarahjess@livingstoncenter.org for more information. or Chau Nguyen, at chauart@gmail.com.

Send 3, 5 images to Chau, if you are interested in applying to the show, along with your artist statement.

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All Call For Community Art Show!

 

Come one, come all, for the all call Community Art  Show!

The Livingston Center For Art and Culture is opening the sign up list for artists living in and around Livingston  area who would like to participate in the annual community art show. Contact Kristina at kristina@livingstoncenter.org. Send 2 to 5 images to Kristina, inventory list, price sheet, and contract for work. End date for sign up is Jan. 30. 2015. The show will open February 10, and run through March. 7. 2015.

 

Sweet-Hearts Ceramics Class!

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Join us at the Livingston Center for Art and Culture for a lovely Ceramics Hand-Building Class. Here’s a chance to get dirty with someone you love and make something cool in the process! The class will run February, 7, and 14th from 1-3. We will be watching  the movie GHOST on Feb, 14th and you will learn two basic methods how to hand-build utilitarian clay vessels. The class will also go over surface treatments and glazing techniques.   The class will be taught by Sarahjess Hurt, she has and MFA in Ceramics from The University of Montana.

1. Pinch Pot-Begin a pinch pot by forming a lump of clay into a smooth sphere that fits the size of the hand. This method is similar to the way the Native Americans shaped clay into useful pots. While holding the sphere of clay, press the thumb into the center of the ball, half-way to the bottom. While revolving the ball in one hand, press the walls out evenly with the thumb into the inside and the fingers on the outside. Smooth the surface with a damp sponge.

2. Slab Building- Place two strips of wood on canvas a little further apart than the width of the finished slabs. Working on a textured fabric will leave imprints on the clay slab. Place clay on the cloth between the strips of wood and roll out. Use a pointed tool to trim the slab of clay to desired size. You may make paper patterns to follow if a form that has a number of sides is desired. Rub a wet finger over the edges to be joined and score with a tool. Roll out a thin coil of sticky clay and place it along one edge. Press the two edges together. Slabs of clay may be placed over rocks, bowls, plastic forms etc. to create interesting shapes. As the clay dries, it shrinks away from the form but retains the shape of the form.

The first class will be 2 hours long, you will learn the first two methods and build 3 to 6 small forms. The forms will be fired before the next class session. Our last class meeting you will glazing and decorating the surface. The pieces will be fired and ready for pick up the following Tuesday after the final class. Tuesday Feb. 17. 2015

Cost: 18.00$ for members, 20.00$ for non members

Please contact Kristina at the LCAC to sign up for the class today. 406-222-5222