Clockwise:Charles Timm-Ballard, Namim Kim, Dana Childs, Angela Biederman

Species & Specimens

March 19 - May 25, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, March 20
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Members Only Preview

Species & Specimens brings together the work of eleven artists spanning several generations of faculty and alumni of the UWM Ceramics program. Their work comments on human interaction with the natural environment, using strategies from installation to small intimate objects. The Villa Terrace site and its unique interface with the urban and natural environment, its formal gardens and Lake Michigan, provides a counterpoint for multiple viewpoints the invited artists bring to the exhibition theme.

Artists included in the show are John Ty Bender, Angela Biederman, Dana Childs, Christopher Davis-Benavides, Karin Davis, Karen Gunderman, Namim Kim, Deborah Rael-Buckley, Barbara Reinhart, Charles Timm-Ballard, and Linda Wervey Vitamvas.

Species & Specimens coincides with Milwaukee’s hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from March 19-22, 2014, with major conference exhibitions taking place at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Inova, MIAD, the John Michael Kohler Art Center and numerous other cultural institutions in the region. The conference expects 4500-5000 attendees and the Species & Specimens exhibition at Villa Terrace will be part of the exhibition bus tour that kicks off the conference on Wednesday March 19. The exhibition opens the following night, Thursday March 20, at 6:00 p.m. with a special members only preview begining at 5:30 p.m.

Concurrent with the Species & Specimens exhibition, Jeff Noska, a ceramic artist from Dousman, Wisconsin will mount a separate exhibition, The Space Between, in the courtyard and exterior terrace on the second floor outside the upstairs galleries.

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Deborah Rael-Buckley


John Ty Bender