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Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery

Exhibits at the Heftler Gallery have included works by individual artists including Frank Lloyd Wright, Annie Leibovitz, Will Barnet, and Pablo Picasso. Group exhibitions have featured the Society of Illustrators, the National Association of Women Artists, and Provincetown Artists: A Survey of American Modern to Abstract Art.

The gallery was donated by Patricia Heftler (Class of 1966) in memory of Margaret and Pierre Heftler. The mission of this space is to provide our students, the Endicott and the North Shore communities the opportunity to view important works of art that pertain directly to our students’ majors. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Ceramic Sculpture Culture:  Uniting the Figure

Tuesday, February 19 – Friday, May 24, 2019
Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery
Reception:  Wednesday, April 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Artist Talk with Taylor Robenalt and Kyungmin Park – Friday, April 12, 10 a.m. in the Rose Performance Hall

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
*Closed on Saturday, March 16, Sunday, March 17, Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, Monday, April 15
*Limited Hours: March 18 – 22, and April 11, through May 24.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., no weekend or evening hours;
Exhibit, reception, and gallery talk are free and open to the public.
Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation.

Throughout history, artists from around the globe have used the figure to express their creative insights of the world around them.  This exhibition explores the contemporary ceramic figure through the eyes of nine talented emerging ceramic artists from throughout the United States.  These artists are, Kyungmin Park, Co-curator and fine art faculty member of Endicott College, Beverly, MA; Hannah Cameron, Helena, MT; Gunyoung Kim, Dublin, OH; David Kenyon Kring, Lexington, KY; Benjamin Lambert, Alma, MI; Taylor Robenalt, Sarasota, FL; Kevin Rohde, Baltimore, MD; Jamie Bates Slone, Norman, OK; Travis Winter, Uniontown, PA. 

Within the exhibition, artists utilize their own individual background, beliefs, and culture as a catalyst to explore themes of everyday life within our contemporary society. Environmental issues, relationships, emotions, and connectivity are all visible in these works through gestures and facial expressions. These themes may create a sense of happiness, or at the other spectrum leave the viewer with a feeling of unease or questioning, what is happening here.

The group, Ceramic Sculpture Culture, which most recently changed their name to Ceramic Sculpture Collective, formed when the artists found that fewer sources for 3D ceramic sculptors to share information and knowledge for emerging artists was available.  They meet and discuss gallery opportunities and connections for the group, and their plans to involve younger students and emerging artists in future exhibitions. Their goal is to create funding and scholarships for other artists to have a better opportunity for careers in ceramic art.

Kyungmin Park, Endicott’s Assistant Professor of 3D studio art is the featured artist and co-curator of this exhibition.  Originally from South Korea, Kyungmin earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia in 2012 and her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008.  Park has won numerous awards and was most recently granted the 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year Award by the National Council for Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).  A seasoned artist she has exhibited nationally and internationally and was an invited guest artist in 2017 at the Jingdezhen International Studio in Taoxichuan Ceramic Park, Jingdezhen, China and in the exhibition 74th Scripps College Ceramic Annual show as well as being a featured in the LA Times. 

Please join us for the reception on Wednesday, April 10, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery at Endicott College.  On Friday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. Kyungmin Park and Taylor Robenalt will be speaking in the Rose Performance Hall about the group, their works, and being a professional artist. The reception, artist talk, and exhibition are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions regarding the Ceramic Sculpture Culture: Uniting the Figure, or the scheduled programming, please contact Kathleen Moore, Coordinator of Visual Arts and Gallery Director at 978-232-2655 or kmoore@endicott.edu

Contact Information:

Kathleen J. Moore
Coordinator of Visual Arts, Gallery Director
kmoore@endicott.edu
978-232-2655

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

*Closed on Saturday, March 16, Sunday, March 17, Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, Monday, April 15

*Limited Hours: March 18 – 22, and April 11, through May 24.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., no weekend or evening hours;

 
Call for special appointments, tours, inclement weather and college closings.

Closed on holidays, school vacations, or school closings. Call for hours and inclement weather closings 978-232-2655.

Gallery Images

Benjamin Lambert
Fishing Trip 3
Taylor Robenalt
You Can Have It
Travis Winters
Can't Wait to Post This
Kyungmin Park
Give Me a Kissy Kiss