May 8, 2010 – June 26, 2010
Southern California Ceramic Instructors and their Students
kilnopening.edu 2010 is an extensive exhibition of work created by Southern California college/university ceramic professors and selected advanced students. The exhibition also acts as a fundraiser to support both the artists and AMOCA’s ceramic educational programs. Everything on exhibit is for sale. The Opening Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with the Second Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Pomona’s Artist Colony. The featured guest artist is Professor Emeritus, John Conrad who taught ceramics at Mesa College in San Diego, California for thirty years. Conrad’s special area of research is the rare, Chinese, Sung Dynasty “Black Pearl” glaze that displays metallic crystals in black, silver and bronze.
Presented in support of ceramic education, kilnopening.edu is a biennial exhibition which underscores the importance of college-level ceramic programs offered in the area and gives an opportunity to showcase local faculty members and students in a professional museum setting. From contemporary sculpture, experimental clay to traditional pottery, this exhibition identifies what’s happening now with clay in the academia of fine arts.
kilnopening.edu 2010 is the first year that the exhibition is extended to two full months. Previously held for only 3 weeks, AMOCA has extended the dates to generate energy among faculty and students to give more time and opportunity to sell their work, and for the museum to hold a series of special events. These events include AMOCA’s May 29th symposium, Clay Now: An Artist and Educator’s Perspective on Current Issues in Art and a brand new Second Saturday Lecture Series beginning on June 12th featuring artist and educator Timothy John Berg, from Pitzer College.
As an organization of vision, devoted to the arts, we believe that visual art experiences communicated through professional artists, workshops or gallery exhibitions, promote cross-cultural understanding and provide new perspectives and insights which enrich our lives. AMOCA provides exhibitions that honor the ceramic achievements of the past, and through community exhibitions like kilnopening.edu, we supply encouragement that will ensure the future of this magical medium.