Cup Aesthetic Public Reception
- Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
- Cheever Hall, Dean's Gallery (217 Cheever) - view map
The School of Art and the College of Arts & Architecture at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Cup Aesthetic at the Dean's Gallery (217 Cheever) located on the second floor of Cheever Hall. The show will be on exhibit Monday, October 2nd thru Friday, November 10, 2017. Cup Aesthetic, a show of ceramic vessels created by MSU ceramics students, will have prize winners selected by visiting artist Mike Helke.
A Public Reception will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.
Mike Helke holds an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Prior to that, he studied ceramics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and spent formative years as a studio artist and employee of Northern Clay Center. He is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls. Helke works in earthenware, generally covered in crackle and saturated black slips, layered with clear or celadon-like glazes. He uses decorative shapes on the surface of playful forms to create dynamic positive and negative spaces. They are part contemplative studies in composition and part everyday object.
Mike Helke will be working in the ceramic studio on the first floor of Haynes Hall from 9 am to 4 pm on October 5, 2017. He will then give an artist lecture in Cheever 214 at 4 pm to be followed by the reception in the Dean's Gallery (Cheever 217). Mike will be selecting and announcing prize winners during the reception. All events are free and open to the public.
The Dean's Gallery is open M-F 8 am to 5 pm.
- College of Arts and Architecture