Friday, August 18, 2006

Gladding, McBean Exhibition

The American Museum of Ceramic Art has a new exhibition on the way: Color Counts, Gladding McBean Commercial Pottery 1930 - 1950. Color Counts is a nostalgic walk through the 20th century's commercial pottery. Gladding McBean, who was located in California, was the largest ceramic manufacturer west of Chicago.

340 S Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91766

The exhibition runs September 9th - November 4th. The opening event is Saturday September 9th from 12-10pm.

There will be a special event on Sunday, October 15th from 11a - 5pm featuring author James Elliot Bishop.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Raid Projects art opening

I went to an art opening at Raid Projects in Los Angeles this weekend. The main portion of the gallery featured enormous balloon sculptures by artist Jason Hackenwerth. They were colorful and amazing.

The North gallery featured artwork by artist in residence Aili Schmeltz. They were a series of sculptural installations that are reminiscent of architectural scale models.