Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes ceramic artist Paul Briggs. He is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History & Education at St. Olaf College. His new exhibit Cell Persona: Incarceration’s Impact on Black Lives opens on Friday, 22 March in the Up Gallery at the Northfield Arts Guild.
Professor Briggs studies art and spirituality, race, gender and visual culture, and the place of the vessel in contemporary ceramic art. Convinced that art can help us grow spiritually, his art work and research center around art making as a spiritual practice. Paul earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University.
Cell Persona: Incarceration’s Impact on Black Lives:
March 21-May 11, in the Guild’s Up Gallery
SEMAC awarded Paul a $5,000 Advancing Artist grant for this project and he will have his Capstone Event in the Guild’s Upstairs Studio at 5 pm on Friday, March 22, followed by an Artist Reception.
The Guild is hosting an Artist Reception for all three exhibitions to celebrate the participating artists on Friday, March 22 from 6-9 pm
5 pm Paul Briggs Capstone Event
6-7 pm Artist-led Gallery Tours
7-9 pm Artist Reception, with curator remarks at 7:30 pm