2014 January/ February Visiting Artists: Del Harrow, Chris Gustin, Arnie Zimmerman, and Bobby Scroggins

Del Harrow: Breath, at Haw Contemporary

Del Harrow: Breath, at Haw Contemporary

Del Harrow lectured at KCAI as part of the Current Perspective series on Thursday, February 20th. Harrow is an assistant professor of art at Colorado State University and taught previously at Penn State University and the Kansas City Art Institute. His work in ceramics explores the intersection of digital design and manual, skill-based fabrication processes. Harrow highlights culture’s generative systems of meaning by addressing scale, history and modularity through the installation of his work. While he was here he conducted individual critiques of student work.  His solo exhibition in Kansas City was on display through February 22 at Haw Contemporary.

In January Chris Gustin and Arnie Zimmerman were in town for their exhibitions at the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery. While they were here, they were gracious enough to lecture to KCAI ceramics majors about their work.

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Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay, on display at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

Chris Gustin, BFA gradating class of 1975, discussed examples of geometry in structure, forming, and decoration of historical and contemporary pottery.  His exhibition at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery is titled Breath.  Gustin also has a major retrospective exhibition at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri.

Arnie Zimmerman: Slabs, Tubes, & Holes, on display at Sherry Leedy Gallery of Contemporary Art

Arnie Zimmerman: Slabs, Tubes, & Holes, on display at Sherry Leedy Gallery of Contemporary Art

Arnie Zimmerman, BFA class of 1977, presented his Inner City Project exhibition.  His exhibition at  Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery is titled Slabs, Tubes, & Holes. 

Bobby Scroggins, BFA class of 1976, was visiting Kansas City to plan a 2015 exhibition. He spoke to KCAI ceramics majors about his mixed media sculptures and his commissioned works –  a bronze figure of local Kansas City politician Leon M. Jordan, located at 31st and Benton Avenue, and two bronze busts of Tuskegee Airmen, located at the Kentucky Aviation Museum.

Bobby Scroggins: Jamaica... No-problem

Bobby Scroggins: Jamaica… No-problem

Bobby Scroggins: Leon M. Jordan Monument

Bobby Scroggins: Leon M. Jordan Monument

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