November 10–12, 2017

Join us for a weekend-long symposium celebrating the opening of the Everson’s new ceramics exhibition, "From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics". In a series of conversations, lectures, and gallery tours, we will discuss our current dynamic artistic landscape with an emphasis on capturing the spirit and innovation of West Coast art as well as the Everson’s history of collecting and supporting this cross-continental dialogue.

The Everson Ceramics Symposium is made possible, in part, by a Tourism & Economic Development Grant from the County of Onondaga, administered by CNY Arts.

$100 / $75 Students

Registration fee includes:
• Everson Museum Preview Reception From Funk to Punk: Left CoastCeramics
• Access to all Symposium lectures and events
• Continental Breakfast at the Museum Saturday and Sunday
• Museum Admission

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Peter Beasecker 
Elizabeth Dunbar
Leslie Ferrin 
Peter Held 
DJ Hellerman 
Margie Hughto
David MacDonald 
Tony Marsh 
Bryan McGrath 
Ruby Rose Neri 
Louise Rosenfield
Linda Sormin 

"FROM FUNK TO PUNK: LEFT COAST CERAMICS"

Peter Held, Guest Curator
"From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics" surveys the rich continuing history of California, Oregon, and Washington artists working in a wide variety of aesthetics, scale, and conceptual styles. The exhibition provides a survey of iconic works from the Museum’s collection beginning in the 1950s, to work created in today’s dynamic cultural and artistic landscape, capturing the spirit and innovations synonymous with West Coast art over the last six decades.

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
8:00am: Meet in the Everson parking lot and carpool to Alfred, NY
11:00am – 1:00pm: Private tour of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
5:00 – 8:00pm: Everson Museum Preview Reception
From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, light snacks, and an open bar.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:30am: Co-Lecture: Margie Hughto & DJ Hellerman: Revisiting Nine West Coast Clay Sculptures: 1978
10:30am – Noon: Artist Lecture & Conversation Ruby Rose Neri speaks about her work followed by a conversation with Peter Beasecker

Noon – 3:00pm: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURES!
Explore downtown Syracuse restaurants, galleries and shops.
1:00 – 3:00pm: Gallery Tours + Demonstrations
1:00pm and 2:00pm: David MacDonald Demo
1:00pm and 2:00pm: Everson Museum docent-led tours
Noon – 3:00pm: Syracuse University Ceramics Department Open Studios

3:30 – 5:00pm: Artist Lecture & Conversation Tony Marsh speaks about his work and projects at Cal State Long Beach followed by a conversation with Linda Sormin
5:15pm: Closing Lecture Peter Held: From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics
7:00 – 10:00pm: Evening Reception at ClayScapes Pottery with exhibiting artist Bryan McGrath. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, light snacks and a cash bar.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
9:00am: Continental Breakfast at the Museum
10:00 – 11:00am: Conversation on Collecting: Leslie Ferrin, Elizabeth Dunbar, Louise Rosenfield

CERAMICS ARTIST SHOWCASE
November 10, 5:00 – 8:00pm
November 11, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Check out the Ceramic Artist Showcase, featuring Art Arcadi, John Conroy, Rich Freiwald and Sallie Thompson.