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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Guest Artist Lecture: Alleghany Meadows at Lee Gallery, Clemson University. Monday, January 27, 6:00 pm

“Sourcing the Local”  

January 27 @ 6 p.m., Lee Gallery Room 1-100, Lee Hall

What is local?  Artist, gallerist, entrepreneur and nomad Allegheny Meadows believes the local can be where ever the road may take you.  Owner and operator of the Artstream Gallery since 2001, Alleghany has crisscrossed the country bringing the best of contemporary functional ceramic artist awareness to major conferences (NCECA, CAA) and art fairs, while maintaining an active individual studio practice and co-ownership of the successful Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Carbondale, CO.  Recent trends in ceramics as well as contemporary art support environmental concerns – the reduction of mass-produced waste and the longevity of use in handmade pottery are major concerns of contemporary functional artists, many of whom subscribe to innovative models of sustainability. Alleghany will speak about his personal artwork and the Artstream Ceramic Library, on loan to Clemson University.

Alleghany Meadows is a studio potter in Carbondale, Colorado. He received his M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York, and his BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. He apprenticed with Takashi Nakazato, Karatsu, Japan, received a Watson Foundation Fellowship for field study of potters in Nepal, and was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. 

Exhibit runs January 20–February 28
9 a.m.–6 p.m., Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library, Lee Hall    

The Artstream Ceramic Library is a social-outreach project whose mission is to connect contemporary functional ceramics with ordinary people. Similar in structure to a literature-based library, the Ceramic Library loans out unique handmade cups made by thirteen nationally-known potters, for a period of seven days.  The Ceramic Library will be on view in the display cases outside the Gunnin Library entrance, and cups will be available for checkout through the circulation desk.  

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