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ceramic artist Kathy Butterly at ASU Oct. 22

Ceramic artist Kathy Butterly lecture at ASU

Ceramic artist Kathy Butterly lecture at ASU

The ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center (CRC) is happy to have artist Kathy Butterly coming to ASU to speak to the community. The lecture, held in Coor Hall on Oct. 22, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. A free, open reception will be held with the artist immediately following the lecture at the CRC.

Butterly’s work is represented in national and international collections. Please join us for a creative evening!


October 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Fall 2009: Defining Sustainability, at ASU Art Museum

ASU Art Museum Fall 09 season poster listing Defining Sustainability exhibitions

ASU Art Museum Fall 09 season poster listing Defining Sustainability exhibitions

Once again, our curator Jean Makin did a fantastic job designing our season poster announcement. Thank you, Jean!

(If you like the poster, I’m working on a printable version to download from our website. Check for this 11×13 poster you can have free!)

The Defining Sustainability season is slowly starting to ramp up here at the museum. Join us for our first event on August 28, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Ceramics Research Center:  the opening reception for the Postcommodity site-specific installation and intervention, Do You Remember When?. A blessing will be performed at 7PM to honor Indigenous/non-Indigenous collaboration and cooperation for a sustainable future.

And if you’d like to talk with both our curator of ceramics, Peter Held, and the artists of Postcommodity, you can also attend our Conversations @11 series- also on August 28, at 11 a.m.

All of our events at ASU Art Museum are free and open to the public. Be part of the creativity and conversation at ASU Art Museum!


August 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

amazing high school student

I just stumbled on this article in Wired Magazine about a 16 year old student in Ontario, Canada, who has found a way to make plastic degrade in as little as three months- for a science fair project! Check it out here.

Sustainability is on everyone’s minds, and that’s a good thing. This fall the ASU Art Museum will be featuring a full semester of art and sustainability projects, from traditional, historic art pieces to creating a Canalscape feature in our front entryway and even a ceramics clay project that will take over our Ceramics Reseach Center.

You can see all of our project information on our Defining Sustainability season on our website,, or linked here.


August 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

ribbit. First Saturdays for Families. ribbit.

June's First Saturdays art project: frogs!

June's First Saturdays art project: frogs!

Our curator of education, Andrea, came to me today with this: the next First Saturdays for Families art project! It’s based on the ceramic art of David Gilhooly, who uses a lot of frogs in his work. See the work in our Summer Family exhibition, Food: Feast for the Eyes, which is now open, and make your own paper plate frogs!

ASU Art Museum is always free and open to the public! There’s no cost to participate in our event and kids get to keep their art projects. Perfect for kids 4-12 and their families, and no registration is required. Just stop by the museum any time between 10am – 3pm on the first Saturday of the month!


May 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm

change of seasons

changing exhibitions at ASU Art Museum

changing exhibitions at ASU Art Museum

Another iPhone photo as we get ready for the summer season. We’re sad to see the exhibition Breathing is Free leaving us, but there’s an audience waiting in Chicago so it’s being prepared for shipping. Our lead preparator, Stephen (noticeably absent for photos!) is working nonstop to change over galleries to the summer exhibitions. This gallery on the second floor is being readied for our summer family exhibition Food: Feast for the Eyes, which will be showing May 16 (that’s next Saturday!) – August 29, 2009.  

As always, our annual Family Fun Day (scheduled for Saturday, July 11!) is themed with the family exhibition, so expect lots of food, nutrition and health activities and fun stuff at this year’s event!

Also- if you haven’t yet seen Kurt Weiser’s exhibition Eden Revisited, this week is your last chance before it too travels to a new destination. The exhibition officially closes next Saturday, May 16, so come by to see some truly amazing ceramic art before it’s on its way!

Last chance for Kurt Weiser's exhibition Eden Revisited at ASU Art Museum

Last chance for Kurt Weiser's exhibition Eden Revisited at ASU Art Museum



May 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

And that’s not all!

As if tonight’s Night Moves performance wasn’t enough, our Ceramics Research Center also has lots going on all day long! Check this out:

For those of you who missed out on the event during NCECA, we would like to invite you to the A La Carte Trunk Show. For one day the tableware of the following artists will be available for sale:

Jenni Brant                Chandra DeBuse
Andy Brayman          Jana Evans
Sam Chung                 Dandee Pattee
Erica Cioe                   Andy Shaw
Steven Colby              Christian Tonsgard


When:    Tuesday, April 28th     10am-5pm       

100% of all sales will go to the artist.
Cash, check & credit cards accepted.

And from 7 – 9 p.m.:

Presentations by Christian Tonsgard and Darien Johnson, who have completed their master’s degrees in ceramics. Both do fabulous work and your attendance helps support and encourage these talented emerging artists.  Refreshments served.

Don’t forget- Night Moves 11: Breathing is Free and Twelve Squared, is tonight from 6-8 p.m. The performance starts at 6:15. All of our events are FREE and open to the public!

See you there!


April 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm



944 Magazine is once again working on their May issue, which lets people nominate and vote for their favorite places around town.

Please go to 944 Magazine’s voting page and write in ASU Art Museum under the Get Cultured link, in the category called Museum with Boundary-Pushing Exhibits. ‘Cause that would be us.

And in case you’ve missed the news, it isn’t too late to catch the NCECA goodness happening all around Greater Phoenix. In fact, our *free* reception is going on *tomorrow night* – that’s Thursday, April 9, from 7 – 9 p.m. Come check out some great ceramic art (and with the whole museum open, how ’bout just great art?), help yourself to some refreshments and enjoy the cool vibe the clay fans have brought in with them from all over the country!


April 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Eden Revisited at ASU Art Museum

the Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser

Eden Revisited: the Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser

I shot this image with my iPhone this morning as I was coming into the museum. I’m really excited to see the full show- Weiser is an important ceramic artist and more so, his work is simply beautiful. The show opens officially on Feb. 14, but the artist will be in attendance at the season opening reception – and signing books!- on Feb. 20, 7-9 pm.

You don’t want to miss this exhibition. I promise you’ll never look at ceramics the same way again.


February 12, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Today’s lunch…

Today I ventured out and went to the 8th Annual Empty Bowls event in downtown phx.  You can pick from tables and tables of bowls by local artists, art students, etc.  For $12 you can pick the best bowl that fits your personalty and fill it w/ a pasta lunch donated by a local restaurant.  The best part is that the proceeds from the sales benefit Waste Not.  Waste not remains the only perishable food rescue program in the Phoenix metropolitan area.  They collect excess food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, etc and delivers to over 80 agencies that feed the hungry (  There are more Empty Bowls events coming up… check it out.  Good food, uniquely crafted bowls and a great cause.   -Mary-Beth

October 17, 2008 at 9:16 pm

JFMLS starts its season!

The Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series is named in honor of Jan Fisher, an art history graduate student and active CLA (Ceramics Leaders of ASU) member who passed away in February 2006.  The lecture series brings to the Phoenix community both established and emerging women ceramic artists.  This series is made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Cole Fisher and their family.

Tomorrow evening Annabeth Rosen will start off this season’s lecture series at 7pm at the Coor Building Room 120 at Arizona State University.  She will talk about her fascinating work and ceramic techniques and process.  After the lecture there will be an informal reception at the Ceramics Reseach Center where you can chat with the artist, see the fabulous ceramics collection in open storage and experience the Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland installation currently on exhibit.  It will be a wonderful evening, I hope to see you there!

— Mary-Beth

October 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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