CIA Symposium: 3 Days of Contemporary Craft
Aimed at students, artists and educators, the ThinkCraft Symposium at the Cleveland Institute of Art, September 20 through 22, will focus on issues critical in craft today. Visitors may attend one day or all three, and hear from top thinkers and makers in contemporary craft.
Day One will focus on contemporary practice. Day Two will focus on education and theory as it applies to craft education. Day Three is for exploring how curators and collectors think about their respective practices.
Presenters include Tom Joyce, sculptor; Judith Schaechter, stained-glass artist; Stuart Kestenbaum, poet and collector; Janet Koplos, writer and critic; Glenn Adamson, senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and editor-at-large of The Magazine Antiques; Elisabeth Agro, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Jessica Calderwood, metal and enamels artist; Stephen Yusko, sculptor and furniture artist; Lisa Clague, ceramics artist; and N2 Clay Studio, ceramicists Nicci Winrock and Neal Barman.
Registration is $15 a day or $40 for all three days for the general public. CIA students and employees are admitted free. CIA alumni and students from other institutions may attend all three days for $15. ThinkCraft takes place at CIA’s Gund Building in University Circle.
Details and registration information can be found at cia.edu/thinkcraft.
Thursday, September 20
10am-noon Concurrent sessions in CIA studios: Ceramics (N2 Studio), Glass (Nate Cotterman), and Jewelry + Metals (Jessica Calderwood)
1:30-3:30pm Concurrent sessions in CIA studios: Ceramics (N2 Studio), Glass (Nate Cotterman), and Jewelry + Metals (Jessica Calderwood)
4pm Keynote: Judith Schaechter
6:30pm Keynote: Tom Joyce
8pm Opening night reception
Friday, September 21, 2018
10am-noon Concurrent sessions in CIA studios: Ceramics (Lisa Clague), Glass (Judith Schaechter), and Jewelry + Metals (Stephen Yusko)
12:15am Keynote: Stuart Kestenbaum
1:30-3:30pm Concurrent sessions in CIA studios: Ceramics (Lisa Clague), Glass (Judith Schaecter), and Jewelry + Metals (Stephen Yusko)
4pm Keynote: Janet Koplos
6-9pm Lolly the Trolley tour of Cleveland maker studios or FRONT Triennial exploration
Saturday, September 22
9am-noon Lolly the Trolley tour of Cleveland galleries
10am-noon Tour of Cleveland Museum of Art decorative arts and design collection
1-2pm Keynote: Eisabeth Agro
2-3:30pm Keynote: Glenn Adamson
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106