MassMu to Offer “Ceramic Forms in Nature” Workshop
Artist Barrie Kaufman will lead a hand-building pottery workshop at he Massillon Museum on Saturday, October 1, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Open to adults and students ages 14 and older, the workshop will help participants imagine the diverse forms inspired by nature in new ways.
Kaufman interprets her natural world with a sense of wonder while addressing nature’s fragility. Guests can view an exhibition of her glass, ceramic, and two-dimensional artwork—A Fragile Environment—from October 1 through November 30, 2022, in the Museum’s Studio M.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum says, “This is a unique opportunity to experience the artist’s process in an intimate setting that allows participants to learn more about the inspiration behind Kaufman’s sculptures while creating something all their own.”
The workshop fee—$60 ($50 per Museum member)—includes supplies. Attendees are encouraged to bring a few natural objects (seed pods, leaves, flowers, fungi, etc.) or anything that they might like to sculpt. Register by visiting MassMu.org/Tickets or calling 330.833.4061.
In addition to viewing A Fragile Environment on October 1, visitors can see Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories; Artwork by Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon; “Carry On”: A Century of Swing; and Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business. The Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline, the Massillon History Gallery, the Immel Circus, Innovators of Massillon, and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery are always on display. A 1916 Massillon-manufactured Russell steam engine can be seen in the garden on the east side of the building.
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton. This project was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director • 330-833-4061 x111
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