Archive for September, 2008

found in Museum office

something about this box just struck me as being a little off…

— Diane

September 30, 2008 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Season Opening Reception

Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception this Friday night! It was a very successful evening and I hope you all had a great night of art, music, wine and fun.

It isn’t over yet, though — ASU Art Museum is going on tour!

There are still seats available for The Other Mainstream: Artist Studio Tour 2008, on Saturday, October 4, 5pm – 10:30pm. You don’t want to miss this evening of exclusive access to artists and conversations with curators and local experts on the Valley’s growing arts community.  Cost of $85 per person helps with luxury coach transportation (which starts and ends at the ASU Art Museum) and refreshments served throughout the tour. To sign up, please call 480-965-2787 or email

Artists Jacqueline Tarry and Brad McCallum with Mikki Weithorn and guest

Artists Jacqueline Tarry and Brad McCallum with Mikki Weithorn and guest


guests in the gallery

guests in the gallery


Ceramics Center Curator Peter Held talking with guests

Ceramics Research Center Curator Peter Held (L) talking with guests

September 29, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Trunk Show

Artist Roy Wasson Valle will be at the opening this evening with a trunk show of t-shirts and collectibles. T-shirts with his designs will be available for $15-$20. Here’s a detail of the exhibition t-shirt design:

Exhibition T design detail

Exhibition T design detail


September 26, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Mikki Weithorn

Mikki Weithorn, whose partial collection is featured in the Museum (The Other Mainstream ll) talked to a group of docents and staff this morning. Here she is with Sr. Curator Heather Lineberry in the gallery showing her collection. She’ll be at the reception tonight- come say hello!

Heather Lineberry (L) and Mikki Weithorn, in front of one piece from Mikki’s collection, opening tonight. The Other Mainstream ll will be available to view in the Museum until January 4, 2009.

— Diane

September 26, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Artist Brad McCallum

Brad McCallum is just one of the fantastic artists whose work is showing in the museum. Brad will be attending the reception on Friday night (tomorrow!) along with other artists, collectors and random really great people. I’m excited for this reception – it’s going to be fun!

Join us! The ASU Art Museum is free and open to the public. We’re located on Mill Avenue and 10th Street near downtown Tempe. The reception will be held 7-9pm and is free (although there are cool t-shirts and collectibles by artist Roy Wasson Valle available to buy for $15-$20).

Brad McCallum

— Diane

September 25, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Video Project Space @ Aqua Art Miami

As I return from paternity leave for the birth of my son I thought I would send an update on some recent activities.  I was contacted in April and invited by one of the directors of Aqua Art Miami, one of the major art fairs that take place in Miami the first weekend of December (this year Dec. 2-7), to curate a video project space for their Wynwood location.  Of course I was honored and accepted immediately.


Over the past couple of months I used my network of video artists to connect with new video artists, culminating in my contacting over 425 individual artists and inviting them to submit work for review.  The results were amazing!  I received over 1,200 works to review and spent much time during my leave reviewing the work, sneaking viewing times as the boy napped and in late evenings.


Through the process I have discovered so many artists for whom I had previously been unaware, selecting ten artists whose work will be included in the project to be titled I’m Keeping an Eye on You.  I was also fortunate to find so many artists for consideration of future group and solo exhibitions, so I will be contacting many of them and keeping you up to date.


The exhibition I’m Keeping an Eye on You will include the works of international artists Mounira Al Solh, Rachel Garfield, Charlotte Ginsborg, Pia Greschner, Myung-Soo Kim, Yaron Lapid, Jeff Luckey, Johnna MacArthur, Michael Mohan, and Corinna Schnitt.  It will be presented as a single-channel projected loop in Miami before expanding into a full exhibition that is scheduled to open at the ASU Art Museum in early August of 2009.


More complete details will be placed on the ASU Art Museum website in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here is a link to the Aqua Art Miami website with details on the fair:


— Curator John

September 24, 2008 at 9:59 pm

upcoming reception

I’m really excited about the upcoming reception and performance for the Midstream exhibition Friday, Sept. 26 from 7-9pm.  COME!

— Peter

September 23, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Installing for the Opening

Installation started today for one of our opening exhibitions. I can’t wait to see this gallery finished! (Photos from Diane’s iPhone.)

The Season Opening Reception is this Friday, September 26, 7pm – 9pm. The event is open to the public and FREE. There is also FREE PARKING available outside the Ceramics Research Center (CRC), which is located just across the street from the main Museum on 10th Street and Mill Avenue. Along with this particular exhibition, there will be a trunk show, live music and more great art! Artist Teri Frame will be performing at the CRC at 7:30 pm (Note: be aware there is partial nudity in this performance).

We’re excited for a great Fall Season Opening! Come and join us!

photo from Diane's iPhone

photo from Diane


photo from Diane's iPhone

photo from Diane

September 22, 2008 at 9:33 am


Welcome to the ASU Art Museum Blog!

We’re excited to share amazing contemporary art with everyone! If you love art and ceramics, this is the place for you! If you don’t know much about contemporary art, don’t worry. We’re here to help you understand and appreciate art in a dynamic and fun way.

If you thought art was only for “those” people, you’re wrong! Art is a medium of communication; a way for people to make statements about our world, a way to entertain and enliven, even a way to explore and understand the human condition, all in a format that transcends traditional barriers of spoken or written language.  The use of paint, fabric, wood, paper, video, porcelain and myriad other materials presents to us three-dimensional representations of life or concepts in a way that maybe we haven’t thought of before. Art can enrich us, empower us, and sometimes, yeah, confuse us. But it will always make you think. And for that, we are better for the experience.

ASU Art Museum is always on the move! You can join us for a tour of artists’ studios, attend lectures with collectors, artists and instructors who are passionate about what they do, even travel the world with us. We plan to post photos and video of the goings-on here and we hope that you’ll be inspired to join us in our adventures. We’re located on the west side of the Tempe campus, at 10th Street and Mill Avenue. We’re open to the public, and best of all, we’re FREE.

Our Season Opening reception is next Friday night, September 26, 7pm – 9pm. Join us for the opening of The Other Mainstream ll: A Selection from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn; the opening of Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland, a trunk show, live performance by artist Teri Frame and live music. Refreshments will be served. What better way to spend a Friday night than with a free evening of art?

— Diane

September 18, 2008 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

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