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2012 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Posted by Melissa Weber on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012

Event Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012
End Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012
Location: Humanities Fine Arts Gallery


Art work by both art and non-art majors will be on view during the 2012 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The opening reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. The show runs from March 22–April 14, 2012. This year’s student show features a comprehensive assortment of media, with a particular emphasis given to ceramic works. The rich variety of two-dimensional works, such as drawings, paintings, photos and prints, is balanced by a variety of sculptural and ceramic forms.

Continuing the HFA Gallery’s tradition of guest jurors, Anne Meyer ’04 juried this year’s student art exhibition. Meyer selected 48 works of art by 29 students, roughly a third of the total submissions, making this student show highly competitive.

Clay sculptor Anne Meyer graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a bachelor of arts in studio art. At Morris, she studied ceramics with potter Kevin Flicker. Thereafter she apprenticed at the Saint John’s Pottery from 2004 to 2006, and later worked as the Pottery’s studio manager. In 2006, Meyer traveled to Tokoname, Japan, where she worked in the studio of the famous potter Koie Ryoji.

Meyer’s greatest passion lies in ceramic sculpture. Unlike traditional pottery, which she honed through countless hours of practice and repetition, sculpting human figures from clay slabs and coils is almost an innate ability for her. Her wood-fired figures have a compelling timeless quality about them, seemingly as ancient as the earth and yet in a state of transformation and evolution. Her latest work features three-dimensional portraits embellished with carved and impressed designs, which are inlaid with a contrasting light clay slip. Meyer’s sculptures are currently exhibited as part of the touring Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 1–4 p.m., Saturday.

For more information, contact Michael Eble, HFA Gallery Curator at (320) 589-6285 or e-mail meble@morris.umn.edu