Current Exhibitions:

Amy Smith - Digital Debut

June 9 - July 31, 2017
Featuring: Amy Smith

Online Launch - Friday, June 9, 2017, 4PM CST

Amy Smith is a studio artist living and working in Lincoln, NE. She is a recent recipient of the Lincoln Mayor's Arts Awards, specifically the Artistic Achievement Award - Visual Arts. She throws in porcelain to create forms that celebrate movement such as wind, running and a beating heart. Her soft, rhythmic work is often very calming. Smith received a BFA from Ohio University in Athens, OH and went on to pursue her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Bridges: The Annual Red Star Resident Exhibition

May 5 - August 5, 2017
Featuring: Emily Connell, Kelly Lynn Daniels, Christina Erives, Hiromi Iyoda, Wen Dan Lin and Sarah Jewell Olsen

Location: Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108

Bridges and Gaps is an exhibition that features functional and sculptural ceramic work made by the Red Star Residents of Belger Crane Yard Studios. The Studios strive to bring the best and most relevant ceramic makers from across the nation to Kansas City for its residency program. The work of these six emerging-career artists displays the cross-section of processes, techniques and conceptual ideas present in the current ceramic field.

Ready to Ware: Contemporary Place Settings

April 7 - July 8, 2017
Featuring: Baucum Pottery, Jake Bond, Julie Bond, Chandra DeBuse, Paul Donnelly, Meredith Host, Erica Iman, Lauren Smith, Agnes Stark and Alex Watson

Location: Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108

Belger Crane Yard Studios presents a curated exhibition of contemporary studio potters whose work focuses on dinnerware sets. The exhibit features a variety of styles and techniques suitable for every occasion. Join us for the opening reception to view the artists interpretations of presentation and dining rituals.

Katelyn Gettner - Digital Debut

April 7 - May 31, 2017
Featuring: Katelyn Gettner

Online Launch - First Friday, April 7, 2017, 5PM CST

Katelyn Gettner is a Kansas City, Missouri based artist. She earned her BFA (2015) with a focus in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute where she participated in traveling abroad to Kecskemét, Hungary to the International Ceramics Studios and received a Warwick Society Award to further a budding interest in the combination of ceramics and glass. She is currently a part-time studio assistant to local artist, Rain Harris when not spending time at either of the two libraries at which she is employed.

"I am sometimes a potter, sometimes a pattern fanatic, and sometimes an unknown. I work with slip-cast forms to find new ways of addressing the same surface through alteration and mark-making. My work straddles the line of functionality to question the threshold of desire against usability and aesthetic."

A Hard Swath to Mow: University of Arkansas Ceramics Faculty

February 3 - April 15, 2017
Featuring: Benjamin Cirgin, Jeannie Hulen, Linda Lopez, Mathew McConnell, and Adam Posnak

Location: Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108
Opening Reception Friday, February 3rd, 6-9pm

There’s a spot just at the edge of the field, where the manicured and predictable meets the unruly. Here, things are a little less certain—problems arise more readily, and one misstep could leave you stranded in the woods. The artists in this exhibition, members of the ceramics faculty at University of Arkansas, represent a group of practitioners eager to seek the more difficult terrain.

Through vacillating positions, each artist approaches the eld with their own state of questions, seeking to re-fertilize the soil, providing views into distant windows of uncertainty.


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