The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts "NCECA" is hosting its 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, March 19 - 22 at the Wisconsin Center.
"Material World", the theme of the conference, will be dedicated to the investigation of the complex ways that materials acquire meaning through the things that we make and those that surround us in our daily lives. Exhibitions and programs will expand on traditional definitions of fine and decorative arts, craft and design in the context of the 21st century.
These annual NCECA events are the world's largest in the field of ceramic arts. The organization itself is comprised of over 4,000 members involved in all aspects of ceramics. Thousands of artists, educators, collectors, and industry professionals are expected to attend the conference and tour the region. Visit the NCECA site and learn more: http://nceca.net/static/conference_home.php
Museums, art organizations and galleries throughout southern Wisconsin are hosting concurrent exhibitions. You can download an entire exhibition tour program here: http://www.nceca.net/static/documents/ShuttleTours2014.pdf
Wantoot's concurrent gallery exhibition is from March 17 - May 4. Simply titled, "Wantoot Artists: New Work", the exhibit features diverse new sculptural and functional work from Wantoot ceramic artists: Natasha Poppe, Steven Skinner, Ash Kyrie, Paul Eshelman, Nicholas Bernard and Lynda Ladwig. We're listed on page 19 of the NCECA Exhibition Guide. If you will be in the area, we welcome you to attend our reception on Saturday, March 22 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. You'll get a chance to meet several Wantoot ceramic artists.
Palaver, Ash Kyrie
If you can't make it to Mineral Point for the show, you can browse the exhibition on our online NCECA Exhibit. You’ll see many of the new works that will be on display in the gallery.