The Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition

Jul 3rd - Aug 2nd, 2009

There are many difficult times that one faces in life and in the life of an artist, being in Graduate School or transitioning from Graduate School to the life of a studio artist are two of those times. One is continuously questioning their own abilities, the content of their work, the quality, its value (not monetary), and their own personal aesthetic sensibility. It is a time of uncertainty, where the realities of making a life for oneself finally start to become real. It is a time when support and affirmation are critical.

The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition is meant to provide this kind of support and affirmation. This annual exhibition, highlights the best work of artists from Graduate Schools across the United States. The exhibition will help to identify artists whose work is deserving of attention, provide a forum for the sale and exhibition of their work and introduce the ceramics community to this next generation of talented indivduals. It also affords one an opportunity to purchase the work of incredibly gifted artists early in their careers. This exhibition is closely aligned with our mission of providing opportunites and support for young artists.

Participating artists include: Luke William Achterberg (University of Kentucky), Jesse Armstrong (Arizona State University), Xiomara Babilonia (The University of the Arts), Amy Chase (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), Shuching Chen (Arizona State University), Elizabeth Crowe (Brigham Young University), Brian Czibesz (San Diego State University), Kenny Delio (University of Delaware), Elisa DiFeo (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Lauren Dombrowiak (Tyler School of Art, Temple University), Jacob Foran (University of Washington, Seattle), Brett Freund (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville), Lauren Herzak-Bauman (University of Minnesota), Casey Hochhalter (Illinois State University), Darien Johnson (Arizona State University), Martina Lantin (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University), Clay Leonard (Bowling Green State University), Emily Loehle (Indiana University), Andrea Marquis (New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University), Dustin Blake McGilvray (Louisiana Tech University), Anna Metcalfe (University of Minnesota), Shawn O’Connor (Syracuse University), Jessica Orlowski (Georgia State University), Douglas Peltzman (Penn State University), Lindsay Pichaske (University of Colorado, Boulder), Derek Reeverts (Miami University of Ohio), Bethany Rusen (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth), Matt Schiemann (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), Kala Stein (New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University), and Stephanie Stuefer (University of Florida, Gainesville).

The Clay Studio is deeply indebted to Marge and Phil Kalodner for their generous support of this exhibition. Their passion and love for the ceramic arts is mirrored by their investment in the future of the lives of the artists whose work is currently on display. Their friendship and support of The Clay Studio is truly invaluable and is so greatly appreciated.