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July 23, 2008

Who
The ASU Art Museum, named the “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine, launches its new daring ceramic exhibition, Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/midstream at its Ceramics Research Center Aug. 23, 2008 – Feb. 28, 2009.

What
The Art Musuem is excited to present the work of three participating artists in Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland, the second in a series of emerging clay talent. It features artworks of artists: Teri Frame (Missouri), Alex Hibbitt (Ohio) and Liz Zacher (Ohio), defining a new generation of ceramic artists from diverse backgrounds working with issues of new identity.

“Their work, utilizing a variety of platforms including installation, performance and mixed-media ceramics, mirrors contemporary trends in the visual arts and reflects new avenues of interpreting cultural and social issues,” says Peter Held, curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum.

Direct and humorous, these artists express their global concerns with intriguing boldness and move towards a broader examination of humanity in our times.

The ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center, in an effort to define the front edge of experimental ceramic work, solicited an Internet call to artists in the Midwestern region of the United States. Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland was curated by Peter Held, curator of ceramics, and curator John Spiak at the ASU Art Museum. 

Where
ASU Art Museum
Ceramic Research Center
Southeast corner of 10th Street and Mill Avenue
ASU Tempe campus

When
Aug. 23, 2008 – Feb. 28, 2009

Cost
FREE

Public Contact
Peter Held
Curator of ceramics
ASU Art Museum
480.727.8173
peter.held@asu.edu

The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America, is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The museum is located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe and admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays (during the academic year), 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. To learn more about the museum, call 480.965.2787 or visitasuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Peter Held
Curator of ceramics
ASU Art Museum
480.727.8173
peter.held@asu.edu