Later this week, our Editor-in-Chief Garth Clark has a speaking engagement on the art of collecting ceramics, a skill Clark developed over his decades-long career. Garth Clark: Collecting Ceramics Past and Present will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m. January 21st at the Belger Crane Yard Studio in Kansas City, Missouri.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, you can visit the studio’s page here or call 816-474-7316.
The studio states of the lecture:
Garth Clark is the Editor-in-Chief for CFile’s publishing projects, journal and news magazine. Irving Blum, the pioneering contemporary art dealer who launched Andy Warhol, Ken Price and Andrew Lord’s careers calls Clark “ceramics’ great clarifier.” The Mather Award jury of the College Art Association (Clark was the 2005 award winner) wrote that his writings “have shaped thought about the field of ceramics and indeed the field itself.” A hydra-headed force in the field, Clark has received many honors; Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London, several honorary doctorates and lifetime achievement awards, the “Art Book of the Year” award from Art Libraries Society of North America, medals from the Independent Publishers Association and others. He is author of over sixty books and several hundred reviews and essays.
Belger Crane Yard, part of Red Star Studios was founded in 1998 to support emerging and established ceramic artists. In addition to providing workspace for ceramists, the studio also hosts lectures such as Clark’s as well as workshops, classes for the community and exhibitions. The studio states that it is a “a springboard to sustainability for the individual artist as an integral part of sustaining opportunities for creative learning and artist growth across a broader community.”
Are you planning to see Garth Clark lecture in Kansas City? Did you go? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.