Touchstone’s 2019 Instructor Exhibition at Pittsburgh International Airport
March 1 – May 28, 2019
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Touchstone Center for Crafts hosted an exhibition at the Pittsburgh International Airport showcasing the wide range of diversity and talent that Touchstone brings to campus each year. The exhibition occupied six cases at the entrance to the landside terminal of the airport. Exhibiting artists included Carol Milne, Rae Gold, Stephen Yusko, Bryan Hopkins, Tim Lazure, Ron Donoughe, Jo Campbell-Amsler, Lanny Bergner, Travis Winters, Daniel Tomcik, Glen Gardner, Aaron DeShields, & Troy Bungart.
2019 Bea Campbell Gallery Exhibitions @Touchstone
Touchstone’s 2019 Instructor Exhibition
June 2- July 27, 2019
Touchstone invites professional artists from around the country to teach workshops each year. This exhibition showcases a sampling of work by our 2019 workshop instructors.
Exhibiting artists: Jo Campbell-Amsler, Lanny Bergner, Erika Broas, Meghan Burke, Aaron DeShields, Ron Donoughe, Glen Gardner, Lorraine Glessner, Rae Gold, Janna Gregonis, Martha Grover, Bryan Hopkins, Glenn Horr, Roger Hyndman, Joy Knepp, Anna Koplik, Dan Kuhn, Stacy Larson, Tim Lazure, Maia Leppo, Michael Mangiafico, Carol Milne, William Pfahl, Aaron Pickens, Hanna Pierce, Carolyn Pierotti, Nash Quinn, Elizabeth Tokoly, Daniel Tomcik, Julia Claire Weber, Nathanael Weiss, Travis Winters, Stephen Yusko.
Image pictured: “HUH?” Travis Winters, 29″x12″x12″ – earthenware, glaze
Image courtesy of Beth A. Hollerich, Allegheny County Airport
Touchstone’s 2019 Staff Exhibition
August 4- September 30, 2019
Opening Reception August 4, 2019 | 2-5pm
Each season Touchstone brings in emerging artists to intern as studio assistants and technicians, help with daily operations and workshops while providing them the time and space to explore their own work. This exhibition highlights the work of these talented emerging artists exhibiting alongside Touchstone staff.
Exhibiting artists: Erika Broas, Meghan Burke, Grant Downing, Ed Eberhardt, Lindsay K. Gates, Makena Henriksen, Stacy Larson, Myah Merhaut, Kristen Muscaro, Dean Simpson, Daniel Tomcik, Nathanael Weiss, Travis Winters
2019 Iron Gate Gallery Exhibitions @Touchstone – New!
Touchstone is thrilled to be partnering with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for two art exhibitions in 2019. Hosted in the Iron Gate Gallery, the exhibitions will be juried by Touchstone’s Lindsay Ketterer Gates and Travis Winters and feature work by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) members. AAP is an artist member organization featuring over 500-artist members from the greater Pittsburgh region. Founded in 1910, AAP organizes 5-10 exhibitions a year in various spaces throughout the region including the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and now Touchstone!
‘Vessels in Five Dimensions’
featuring Kristen Letts Kovak and Silvija Singh
June 2- July 27, 2019
‘Vessels in Five Dimensions’ explores the fluidity between two-dimensional images and three-dimensional forms. Augmenting the static dimensions of height, width, and depth with time and individual perception, both Kovak and Singh create vessels that subvert function while alluding to meaning. Both artists intentionally leave gaps in information. Using the fragments to construct new and more complex narratives, they reform instability into strength and surface into transparency. Kovak’s paintings depict forms whose context has been removed or interrupted. Similarly, Singh’s ceramic forms are carefully pieced together, revealing cavities interrupting their function. The resulting physical and pictorial vessels are not empty bodies but bodies reformed by history, observation, and cognition.
Kristen Letts Kovak is an artist, professor, and curator based in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her undergraduate art degrees from Mercyhurst University before completing her MFA in Studio Art from MICA. Since 2012, Kovak has taught drawing, painting, and applied aesthetics at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her current appointment, she taught at Seton Hill University, Indiana University’s Creative Learning Center, and the School for Visual and Performing Arts. Her artworks investigate connections between visual, perceptual and cognitive patterning and have been exhibited widely in museums and galleries.
Silvija Singh is also based in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned a Ph. D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Clinical Psychology and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Silvija started working in ceramics in the mid-1980’s with a series of ceramic sculpture classes at UNC – Chapel Hill. She studied under Xavier Toubes, now Professor Emeritus at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then, she has taken many art classes and workshops. Between the mid-90’s and 2012, she took a hiatus from sculpting to raise her family, while working as a clinical psychologist. In 2012, she discovered a cooperative studio at the Union Project in Pittsburgh, which allowed her to return to sculpting.
Images pictured: (L) “Eyewitness” Kristen Letts Kovak, 30″x40″ – (R) “Hurricane Maria” Silvija Singh, 16″x14″x16″
featuring Adrienne Heinrich and Judith Musser
August 2 – September 30, 2019
Opening Reception August 4, 2019 | 2-5pm
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‘A Maker’s Mark: Touchstone’s Innovative Expression’
Oct 7, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019
An exciting exhibition curated by Touchstone’s 2018 Summer Staff!
Visit Clay Place at Standard in Carnegie, PA for an exhibition highlighting the talents of the many artists that Touchstone would not be the same without, and representing the various crafts that Touchstone cultivates. Featuring Artwork In a Variety of Mediums By: Katie Adler, Erika Broas, Meg Burke, Aaron DeShields, Norb Duritsa, Ed Eberhardt, Glen Gardner, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Maddi Graybill, Morgan Herman, Roger Hyndman, Katie Konrad, Anna Koplik, Dan Kuhn, Stacy Larson, Maia Leppo, Michael (Fig) Mangiafico, Janice Patrignani, Chuck Purviance, Dean Simpson, Dan Tomcik, Nathanael Weiss, Wayne Werner, Sam Whitney, Travis Winters
Location: Clay Place at Standard
1 Walnut St., Carnegie, PA 15106
Clay Place at Standard is located at Standard Ceramics Supply. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Items are available for sale.
Summer Evening Arts II
Reception for Touchstone’s 2018 Staff Exhibition
Sunday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Touchstone is proud to showcase the work of our talented staff, including resident artists, summer interns, studio technicians and assistants. Please join us for refreshments and a Meet the Artists Reception on Sun., July 29th from 2-5pm. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit runs through Aug. 31, 2018 in the Bea Campbell Gallery. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 10am – 4pm or by appointment.
Summer Evening Arts I
Exhibition for Touchstone’s 2018 Artist of the Year: Tadao Arimoto
Touchstone is excited to celebrate Tadao Arimoto, a talented, hardworking, and renowned maker, with an exhibit in the Bea Campbell Gallery from May 4 through July 8, 2018. Join us for a Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, June 22 from 5-7pm
NCECA 2018 Pittsburgh
The Gist Street International Ceramics Bash & Exhibition:
Organized by James Simon and Whitney Smith, the exhibition includes
Artwork by Touchstone ceramic artists:
Exhibition Dates: March 13-18, 2018
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 1:00-6:00 pm (Wed. 10:00 am-5:00 pm)
Reception: Fri., March 16, 7:30 pm until 1:00 am
‘Taste of Touchstone’ Gallery Exhibit
Showcasing the wide range of diversity and talent that Touchstone Center for Crafts brings to campus each year!
February 3-17, 2018
Reception: Saturday, February 10 from 6-8 PM
at The Allegany Art Council’s Saville Gallery
9 North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Featuring Works By:
Laura Lyn Stern
Laura Lyn Stern