Columbia Museum of Art Adult Art School: Ceramics Workshop
Explore the expressive possibilities of hand-building and decorating functional earthenware pottery. Learn hand-building techniques using underglazes and slips to create a variety of surface textures and designs and how to successfully fire work. This two-day class is designed for all levels of experience with clay, and allows you to both create three-dimensional objects and address the issues inherent to decorating these forms. The objects you create from clay will become three-dimensional canvases on which you can explore your own personal style and artistic voice.
Instructor Kristina Stafford is currently working as education coordinator at the Columbia Museum of Art. Since earning her MFA from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, she has also worked as a Professor of Art at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA, and Artist-in-Residence at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. Stafford has work in galleries from South Carolina to New York and continues to enjoy an active studio process.
Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 2014
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
$100 / $80 for members.
“Ladies’ Night Out” is a celebration of women, fashion, and art, featuring fabulous food, local artisans selling their work, and the mind-blowing sounds of DJ Alejandro. (But we hope the dudes can come, too!)Guests can peruse wares and shop with vendors, whose offerings include scarves by Alicia Leeke, purses by Mary Catherine Kunze, and jewelry by Cindy Saad, among others. The CMA’s deluxe gift-wrapping station will be available to beautifully package parcels. Attendees also have the opportunity to view the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition. Hors d’oeuvres are provided by Earth Fare and a cash bar will be available for wine, beer, and a specialty drink prepared just for the occasion.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
$10 / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.
Another Great Arts & Draughts
The Columbia Museum of Art hosts the next Arts & Draughts on Friday, November 7, 2014. Art, drink, and be happy! Special thanks to our sponsors The Whig, WXRY, Jam Room, and Free Times.
•The Wurst Wagen
•Bone-In Artisan Barbecue
•Fair Food Truck
Enjoy a beer tasting of selections from Widmer Brewery of Portland, Oregon and Cash Bar provided by The Whig.
•Widmer Brrr seasonal ale – a hoppy Northwest-style red ale
•Widmer Alchemy Pale Ale
•Unique perspective tour: “A Queer Tour of the Gallery” led by USC Director of Women and Gender Studies and Jasper Literary Arts Editor, Dr. Ed Madden.
•Exhibition Tours of Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera led by Bauer Westeren.
•Dance: Rockwell-inspired dance demo by the Richard Durlach and Breedlove dance team – (catch Durlach & Breedlove at the Nov, 21st JAY Awards ~ Big Apple Swing!)
•Film screenings of The Norman Rockwell Code, a short film parody of The Da Vinci Code.
•Dr. Sketchy’s Live figure drawing sessions at 8:15 p.m. and 9:35 p.m.
•Rockwell-Inspired Photo Booth
•D.I.Y. Art projects
Friday, November 7, 2014
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
$8 / $5 for members / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.
Baker & Baker Presents the Art of Music
The Columbia Museum of Art Hosts an Evening with Tabla Master Rahul Pophali
The Columbia Museum of Art hosts the next Baker & Baker Art of Music concert with tabla master Rahul Pophali on Sunday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. Pophali is one of the most versatile tabla players in today’s younger generation. A dazzling performer and an incessant innovator, he has carved a niche for himself in the world of percussion music.
“Tabla is the principal rhythm instrument in North Indian Classical Music,” says Pophali. “It is widely used in different styles of Indian music and in fusion with world music today. The art of tabla-playing features spontaneous improvisations alongside renditions of traditional repertoire.
I believe my music is a journey, an adventure into the realm of sounds and rhythms. I draw inspiration from the audience and surroundings to fuel my creativity. I am looking forward to performing at the Columbia Museum of Art; a place replete with works of art will surely inspire the best out of me!”
Pophali began concert performances at an early age and, since then, has toured extensively in several countries in Europe and Asia. His desire to explore various possibilities with the tabla and an urge to experiment led him to perform with several reputed world, rock, flamenco, and jazz musicians across the globe. Passionate about spreading his art form, Pophali has conducted workshops and lecture/demonstration sessions for several institutions and music schools in India and Europe.
Sunday, November 9, 2014. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Galleries open. Concert at 6:00 p.m. $12 /
$10 for members / $5 for students
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