In conjunction with NCECA (the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) and their Claytopia conference, ASI is featuring the work of three Minnesota clay artists - Lisa S. Truax, Kip O'Krongly and Ursula Hargens - whose work touches on how plants, animals and environmental systems have been impacted by climate change.
The exhibition features new and original work created for this installation.
Claytopia, NCECA’s 53rd annual conference, took place in Minneapolis fom March 27-30, 2019. Since the 1960s, the Twin Cities region has played a pivotal role in shaping a renaissance in studio pottery and craft as cultural forces. Adaptation of Mingei-inspired ideals within the American heartland drove a vision of artfulness in daily life. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies. Together, we will expand critical discourse on teaching, learning, aesthetics, social impacts, design thinking, and artistic production.