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Stories for July 2015

Luce Artist Talk: Erik Thor Sandberg + Megan Van Wagoner and Saturated with the Subconscious

July 15, 2015

This month's Luce Artist Talk features artists Erik Thor Sandberg and Megan Van Wagoner, whose installation Saturated with the Subconscious uses ceramic pillows and rich imagery to explore the nature of vulnerability. Erik and Megan will talk about their process and inspiration and connect their work to pieces on view at the Luce Foundation Center.


Upcoming: Luce Unplugged Community Showcase

July 10, 2015

On Friday, July 17th the Luce Foundation Center is hosting another Luce Unplugged Community Showcase from 6-8 p.m. Presented with Washington City Paper, the free show will feature local bands Be Steadwell and Olivia Neutron-John.


America Now! Live Painting in Our Kogod Courtyard

July 8, 2015

Jeremy Sutton is a California-based portrait painter and expert in digital art practices. American Art was lucky enough to have this talented and engaging artist perform live iPad painting at the America Now! Innovation in Art program on June 27.


Conservation: Keeping Mingering Mike's Hits Supersonic

July 5, 2015

Mingering Mike's Supersonic Hits feature a vibrant array of images and colors. Catherine (Kate) Maynor, paper conservator, is responsible for preserving the vitality of Mike's artwork for future audiences. Kate will be presenting a gallery talk on Tuesday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. about the array of treatments that she performed to keep the artist's works fresh.


In this Case: Ceramicist Howard Kottler

July 2, 2015

In Case 53B of the Luce Foundation Center sit four plates that first attracted my attention when I was a graduate student a few years ago. I was drawn to these by the figure of a boy, who looked very much like a famous painting, yet strangely manipulated. I also thought it odd that these plates were in the craft section, yet these white porcelain discs looked nothing like the plates I had been taught were craft while earning a degree in pottery.