Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Panel Discussion: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Featuring: Ceramic Artist and Educator Wayne Higby | Glass Artist and Architect Richard Parrish
Moderated by Brian Lee Whisenhunt, Executive Director at The Rockwell Museum
Members: Free Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
Advance reservations recommended; space is limited. Click here to register
Exploring the intersection of art and science, this panel discussion will feature two contemporary artists in The Rockwell’s permanent collection. Moderated by The Rockwell’s Executive Director, Brian Lee Whisenhunt, this panel discussion will explore a wide range of topics, including architecture, conservation, material science, concepts of space, and sociopolitical factors. Join award-winning ceramicist and educator Wayne Higby and glass artist and architect Richard Parrish, as they discuss the role of art and science in shaping the American landscape.
About Wayne Higby
Wayne Higby is a ceramic artist and educator. His unique vision of the American Landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation has brought him international recognition.
His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. He is a professor and the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, where he also serves as the Director and Chief Curator of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.
Higby is a published authority on ceramic art, acknowledged for his articulate lectures, essays and critical evaluations. Higby is the recipient of both the Master of the Media and the Distinguished Educator Awards from the James Renwick Alliance, Smithsonian Institution as well as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Visionary Award. Since 1991, he has traveled and taught extensively in the Peoples Republic of China.
About Richard Parrish
Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review 27 and 38. He was featured in a solo exhibition at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York and in a group exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, both in 2016.
Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. He teaches classes in kiln-glass throughout the world, focusing on the visual elements of design; color theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.