Ceramic artist creates art with Starkville community

March 18th, 2014 Comments Off on Ceramic artist creates art with Starkville community

Zuckerman shows students at the Boys and Girls Club of Starkville how to work with clay.

Zuckerman shows students at the Boys and Girls Club of Starkville how to work with clay. (All photos by Lori Neuenfeldt)

Zuckerman’s demonstration at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

Zuckerman’s demonstration at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

Zuckerman working with Starkville Academy Students.

Zuckerman working with Starkville Academy Students.

Zuckerman working with Starkville Academy Students.

Zuckerman working with Starkville Academy Students.

Zuckerman conducting a demonstration in MSU Professor Robert Long’s Ceramics I Class.

Zuckerman conducting a demonstration in MSU Professor Robert Long’s Ceramics I Class.

Zuckerman’s ceramic work in progress created during her visit to Starkville.

Zuckerman’s ceramic work in progress created during her visit to Starkville.

By Lori Neuenfeldt, lecturer and programs coordinator for the Visual Arts Center Gallery and Outreach Programs

The next artist-in-residence hosted through the collaborative efforts of Mississippi State University Department of Art and the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was Pennsylvania ceramicist Lilly Zuckerman.

Zuckerman finished her residency recently after staying out at the Noxubee Refuge for 10 days, Feb. 26 – March 8, 2014.

During her stay she experienced and observed the wildlife of Northeast Mississippi and was active making art in the Starkville community. The artist spent a full day on Feb. 27 making clay sculptures with K-12 students at Starkville Academy, helped for an afternoon on Feb. 28 at the Boys & Girls Club of Starkville and visited MSU ceramic students on Feb. 27 and March 3. Zuckerman also conducted a public demonstration at the visitor’s center at the NWR.

Zuckerman was selected from an application process overseen by members of the community, staff from Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, the MSU Department of Art and Starkville Area Arts Council.

The Artist-In-Residence program promotes art awareness by bringing visiting artists to Starkville and surrounding areas. Artists interact with the community, encouraging creative learning opportunities.

The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous grant from The Starkville Area Arts Council.

For more information on the Zuckerman’s residency visit http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/artnews/tag/lilly-zuckerman/

For more information on the artist-in-residence program visit http://www.friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/artist-in-residence.html, or contact Steve Reagan 662-323-5548 x223.

 

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