Join us for the first panel of the Cleveland Sculptors Network with a networking reception afterwards to meet each other and the sculptors.
Friday, November 4 @ 7 pm
Happy Dog East at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Free and open to all
TAKE FORM: A SCULPTORS PANEL
Panelist: sculptors Nathalie Miebach, Kate Budd, and Elizabeth Emery
Moderator: Isabel Farnsworth, Associate Professor of Sculpture, Kent State University
For selected sculptors:
Master Reviews & Collective Discussion
Saturday, November 5 @ 10-noon
The Sculpture Center
The selected sculptors are:
Nathalie Miebach uses weather and weather data as impetus for fiber sculpture, installations, and musical scores. Kate Budd carefully observes biologic forms of nature as inspiration for her intimate, jewel-like, wax-based sculptures. Elizabeth Emery exploits the natural properties of gravity and weight to make biomorphic plaster sculptures. The artists will also consider ways for artists of our region to gain recognition in the larger art centers.
On Tuesday, November 3 @ 7 pm the Akron Art Museum will present the Tuesday Musical FUZE Concert: Weather Scores: Science, Data, Sculpture & Music, a performance featuring music composed by Christian Gentry and Mischa Salkind-Pearl in collaboration with Nathalie Miebach. Nathalie is one of six American sculptors whose recent work is included in the Akron Art Museum’s exhibition Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space (on view Oct. 1, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017). More information here. She joins this first Cleveland Sculptors Network event with partial support from the Akron Art Museum.
Nathalie Miebach is a Boston-based sculptor who translates weather data into woven sculpture and musical scores. Her work is exhibited worldwide. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1995) from Oberlin College, OH, and both a Master of Art Education and Master of Fine Arts (2006) from Massachusetts College of Art, MA where she is an adjunct professor in the Fibers Dept. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a TED Global Fellowship, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, Blanche E. Colman Award, the International Sculpture Outstanding Student Award, a LEF grant, two-year fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, a Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency, and the Berwick Research Institute Residency. Nathalie is one of six American sculptors whose recent work is included in the Akron Art Museum’s exhibition Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space (on view Oct. 1, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017). More about Nathalie Miebach.
Kate Budd was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1969. She received a BA (hons.) degree from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland (1990), and an MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1995). She is an Associate Professor of Art at the Myers School of Art where has taught 3-D Design and Sculpture since 1998. She previously taught in the sculpture department of the University of Texas in Austin. Kate has received three Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and exhibits widely in our region. Solo exhibitions have been at galleries in Cleveland, OH, and Houston, TX, and at the Akron Art Museum and Kenyon College, OH. Her work is in the collections of Sonny Burt & Robert Butler of Dallas, TX; ProcessCreative, Cleveland, OH; Wright State University, Dayton, OH; and Progressive Insurance Casualty Company, Cleveland, OH. She was a W2S 2000 artist at The Sculpture Center. new work in sculpture by Kate is on view at 2731 Prospect from Oct. 21-Dec. 3, 201.) More about Kate Budd.
Elizabeth Emery holds a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Alfred University. In 2015 she received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a David Bown Excellence Award. In 2011 Syracuse University awarded her the Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Arts. She held a residency at the Bunnell Arts Center, Homer, AK, through the Rasmussen Foundation in 2014. Her work has been exhibited nationally at visual arts organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland), William Busta Gallery, The Sculpture Center, Zygote Press, Spaces, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, The Clay Studio, and internationally in Slovakia, China and Korea. Her work is included in public collections including Crown Castle ArtBox Series, Metro Health, Westin Hotel, and Columbus Public Library. Elizabeth was a W2S 2012 artist at The Sculpture Center. In addition to her sculptural practice, she has created sound projects for over a decade. Elizabeth’s new work is on view at 2731 Prospect in seen not heard (Oct. 21-Dec. 3, 2016). More about Elizabeth Emery.
Isabel Farnsworth is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Kent State University. She received her BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in 1989, attended Skowhegan School of Art, and received her MFA in Sculpture from Stanford University in 1995. She has done residencies at The Glassell Core Program in Houston, The Rijksacademie Von Beelden Kuntz in Amsterdam, and the Cité International des Arts in Paris. She was the recipient of a 1999 individual Artist Fellowship grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Selected solo exhibitions include those at Dennis Gallery at Austin College, The Olin Art Gallery in Gambier, OH, F.A.V.A in Oberlin, OH, and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco.
Cleveland Sculptors Network
The Sculpture Center and the commercial Cleveland gallery 2731 Prospect enthusiastically announce the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here, a new venture to increase the reach and connectivity of sculptors of Northeast Ohio and our greater region. We will host a series of evening panel discussions at Happy Dog East, followed by a social gathering, and a Master Review & Collective Discussion the next day. The panelists will be an invited mid-career sculptor from outside our region and one or two regional sculptors exhibiting at 2731 Prospect or at The Sculpture Center as part of its annual Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series (W2S). These panels will be open to everyone interested – the public, sculptors, artists of all media, academics, and students. The moderated panel discussions will focus on selected contemporary issues in sculpture and on issues facing artists living and working outside major metropolitan cities.
On the following morning, each visiting sculptor will hold a Master Review & Collective Discussion with an intimate group of 5 selected sculptors of NE Ohio and our larger region. These will be group, critical feedback discussions of the work presented by the selected artists intended to foster ongoing ties of the sculptors with the visiting artist and among the regional sculptors for future interactions.
2731 Prospect and the Happy Dog East are partnering with The Sculpture Center for The Cleveland Sculptors Network pilot project with panels and visiting artists. Cleveland Sculptors Network is generously funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council. Nathalie Miebach’s visit is partially supported through the generosity of the Akron Art Museum.
Cleveland Sculptors Network Master Reviews Call for Artists
Cleveland Sculptors Network Master Reviews Call for Artists is now open for our second Master Review with Luca Buvoli. Apply here.
Our first Cleveland Sculptors Network panel, Take Form: A Sculptors Panel, with sculptors Nathalie Miebach, Kate Budd, and Elizabeth Emery as panelists and moderator Isabel Farnsworth, Associate Professor of Sculpture, Kent State University, was a great success.