Thursday, April 7, 2011

Local Ceramics Community Welcomes Oregon Artist Frank Boyden

A partnership with Fresno City College Ceramics Department, Fresno State Ceramics Department, Merced College Ceramics Department, Reedley College Ceramics Department and Clay Mix Gallery/Studio invite celebrated Oregon artist Frank Boyden to the Fresno area to offer workshops and lectures this weekend. The public is invited to his demonstration and lecture on printmaking and ceramics. Boyden has conducted hundreds of workshops and lectures around the world and his handmade books and ceramics are collected internationally including The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Boyden is a founding member of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Salmon River estuary near Otis, Oregon.

Scheduled events with Frank Boyden are as follows:
Thursday, April 7, 2011
5pm - 8pm Art Hop at Clay Mix 
7pm Reception

Friday, April 8, 2001
9am - Noon
Printmaking Demonstration by Frank Boyden
Fresno State University - Conley Art Building - Rm160
Open to the public
Cost: Free

Slide Lecture by Frank Boyden
Reedley College - Forum Building - Forum 1
Open to the public, Relaxed parking
Cost: Free  

Saturday, April 9, 2011
9am - 4pm
Frank Boyden Lecture and Demonstration  
At Clay Mix 
$55 in advance
$65 at door if space is available
including lunch

Frank Boyden, who received Master of Fine Arts in painting from Yale University, became seduced by clay and the world of the ceramic arts in 1968. In 1972 he stopped painting and gave his full time to clay. He began the journey of learning how to incorporate drawing techniques onto vessels and other ceramic objects and this journey continues to this day. In 1984 he built the sixth anagama kiln in America and has spent the time since then perfecting the discipline of wood firing. What sets Boyden's work apart and makes it cohesive over the past 40+ years is his energetic and fluid incised drawings on vases. His work is collected and exhibited internationally.

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