Exhibition of Master Ceramic Sculptor Chris Gustin Saturday, February 23rd

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Come meet Master sculptor Chris Gustin and experience his awesome wood-fired ceramic works at his opening exhibition from 6pm to 9pm at KAJ Gallery. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show will be held in conjunction with our other show just a mile away at the Naples Art, Antiques and Jewelry Show (booth 211). That show runs from the 23rd to the 26th. I have free passes to that show for 2 while supplies last .

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet and experience the works of one of the greatest living ceramic sculptors in America.

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SELECTED PUBLIC/CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Archie Bray Foundation; Helena, MT
ASU Ceramic Research Center; Tempe, AZ
Art Complex Museum; Duxbury, MA
Belger Art Center; Kansas City, MO
New Bedford Whaling Museum; New Bedford, MA
Ceramics Monthly Magazine
Crocker Art Museum; Sacramento, CA
Currier Museum of Art; Manchester, NH
Daum Museum of Art; Sedalia, MO
DePauw Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Art
Everson Museum of Art, NY
First Bank Systems, St. Paul, MN
Fuller Craft Museum; Brockton, MA
Georgia State University
The Graham Collection; Paul Melon Art Center, CT
Icheon World Ceramic Center; Icheon, Korea
Johnson County Community College, KS
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, MI
Kemper Museum of Art; Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Mint Museum of Craft; Charlotte, NC
Museum of Art and Design, NY
Museum of Craft and Folk Art; San Francisco, CA
Museo de Azulejo; Lisbon, Portugal
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Houston, TX
Newark Museum of Art, NJ
New Bedford Whaling Museum; New Bedford, MA
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art; Logan, UT
Racine Art Museum; Racine, WI
Rayovac Corporation; Madison, WI
Renwick Gallery of the Museum of American Art;
Smithsonian; Washington, DC
Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Scottsdale, AZ
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park; Japan
Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum; P.R. China
Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal; KC, MO
The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
Victoria and Albert Museum; London, UK
Weber State College; Ogden, Utah
Yingge Ceramics Museum; Taipei, Taiwan

ART FACT FRIDAY (ON SATURDAY)

The marble slab that was eventually turned into the sculpture of David by Michelangelo in 1504 was cut 43 years earlier for an artist named Agostino di Duccio, who planned to turn it into a statue of Hercules. Di Duccio abandoned his sculpture, which was originally to be installed in a Florentine cathedral, and the marble was unused for 10 years until another sculptor, named Antonio Rossellino, decided to work with it. Rossellino also abandoned his work because he found marble too difficult to sculpt, and eventually Michelangelo began work on his sculpture in 1501.

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New Book of Kosmas Ballis Sculpture now on Sale!

Living in the Post-Anthropocene, The Abstract Ceramic Sculpture of Kosmas Ballis

KAJ Gallery proudly announces the new book release of Kosmas Ballis' abstract ceramic sculpture. The book is 100 full-color pages that feature the 49 works from his August 2018 solo museum exhibition in New Taipei called: "Living in the Post-Anthropocene".

$24.95

 

Art Fact Friday (on Saturday)

Art Fact Friday (on Saturday) – The small town depicted in Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night is Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the south of France. #VanGogh painted the work while he was a patient at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy. Presently, the hospital has a wing named after the painter.

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Starry Night Kosmask (custom-painted)

What Happens When You Get Your Head Stuck In A Fence?

Ok, so I was watching an episode of Shameless, where someone gets their head stuck inside a metal fence.  In the said episode, they end up using a torch to solve the problem….  It reminded me of the episode where in Leave it To Beaver (“the Beav”)  gets his head stuck in a fence. I cannot remember how they saved the poor boy; afterall, the Beaver took a lot of punishment and beating as it was. People hit the beaver hard in those days.
I’m sure y’all have thought of it, but I think the best way to go about that situation (of getting your head out from being stuck in a fence) would be to use a car jack…  That would’ve easily solved the problem, right? Just some stray thoughts for now 😊 and looking forward to 2019!
Happy New Year!
Kos   😊