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Shay Church

in Kalamazoo

Art as a Career

PRESENTED ON OCT 26, 2017
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 2

"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics. 

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Life after Ceramics

BY JILL ROUNDS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 04, 2013

Jill Rounds talks about her life after ceramics, and the various mediums she has explored since she left her ceramic tile business. She focuses mainly on painting and book arts, and shows several of her personal projects, many of which focus on themes of peace and spirituality.

 
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Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature

BY KIMBERLY CALLAS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Kimberly Callas is an artist who presents on her current project 'Portrait of the Ecological Self': an artistic investigation that uses sculpted forms of the human body in combination with natural materials to explore images and symbols from nature that strongly connect with the human psyche. This work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 21, 2014. 

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Nature as Teacher

BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 27, 2013

In an exquisite newly formed artform called "Land Art", Sheniz Janmohamed takes us through the magical process that she partakes in on a daily basis.

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My Journey Sculpting with Light

BY MARK CHAI
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mark Chai's art is part of his spiritual journey. He creates three-dimensional pieces that are organic, abstract and conceptual. His inspiration comes from his love for the ocean, fascination with the structures of exotic flora and fauna, and a growing awareness of his genealogy.

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Fire and Life

BY JON VONGVICHAI
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Upon completion of Jon’s BFA in Ceramics he came to work here at the Art School as an instructor and eventually become part of the full-time staff as the Ceramics Program Manager. Jon continues to create his ceramic works and is featured in exhibitions throughout the island.

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Beyond Image and Sculpture

BY RENA LEINBERGER
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Artist Rena Leinberger discusses how her artistic practice ambivalence might embrace moral dimensions.

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Universality of Ceramics

BY DEARING DAVIS
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016

 

How does clay connect us to every culture, place, and time in the world? Travel with Dearing Davis to find out why this incredible medium transcends more than we could imagine

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Exploring and reflecting upon the human condition

BY KYAN BISHOP
@ VOL 1 ON APR 14, 2017

Artist Kyan Bishop explains her progressioin as an artist and the main things that have influenced her as she travels the world using a variety of materials in her works.

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LOVE or MONEY

BY ANGELA BEHRENDS
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Angela Behrends is a mixed-media sculptor and installation artist. Her artwork focuses on materials and subjects from the natural world, insisting that people are a part of Nature, and would do better to respect it and learn from it, rather than trying to dominate it. 

Behrends earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2002, and her BA at the University of Minnesota Morris in 1995. She teaches foundation art and design at Dakota State University and resides in Madison, SD