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Visiting Artist: Sarah Blitz

March 11, 2010

All activities are open to the public. 

9 to 9:30 a.m. 
Introductions and workshop layout / discussion
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

9:30 a.m. to noon
Demonstration / discussion
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

Noon to 2 p.m. 
Lunch and group discussion with students

2 to 4:30 p.m. 
Continue demostration / discussion
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Public slide lecture
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008

March 12, 2010 

All activities are open to the public.

9 a.m. to noon 
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

Noon to 1 p.m. 
Lunch break

2 to 2:30 p.m. 
Informal Slide Talk
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

2:30 to 4 p.m. 
Group Critique with ART 5300 students
South Khorman Hall, room 1005  

4 to 4:30 p.m. 
Workshop Final Wrap up
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

6:30 pm 
Potluck Dinner (all are welcome, bring some food to share)
South Khorman Hall, room 1005

Sarah Blitz, a ceramic sculptor, received her BFA, magna cum laude, from Alfred University. After studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she then attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she earned her MFA. A recipient of the UNL College of Fine and Performing Arts Alumni Board Student Leadership Award, she also served as Hixson-Lied Fellow to the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, NE. Recent exhibitions include Katherine E. Nash Gallery's Juried International Exhibition of North American Graduate Student Work, in Minneapolis, MI and Individuals Developing Together in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently teaching at Cornell University's Ceramics Studio in Ithaca, NY. Blitz's sculptural language of manipulated natural imagery explores beauty, magic and myth, with an otherworldly sensibility.

Visiting artist Sarah Blitz, will demonstrate hand-building techniques in clay. Over two days of demonstrations she will create sculptures from their beginning stages. Techniques will include using functional ceramic processes to create wall hangingsculpture; engineering a piece that will hang securely, shaping and carving from a solid form and creating a carved plaster mold for intricate detail work. Discussion of line, curve, and visual weight will be incorporated. Group and Individual student critiques will focus on issues of their own work and concerns or interests. Informal and formal lectures will accompany the program.