‘Art Out of War’ is an exhibit of ceramic art by veterans from LH Project Residency Program. The opening reception will be at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture on Friday, July 10, 2015 with a reception at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30. The exhibit is in conjunction with the LH Residency Program for the month of July. Along with the reception, the Josephy Center will present two “Live and Up Front: Artist Lecture Series”, the first on Tuesday, July 14 and the second on July 21 both at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the lectures, the Josephy will also host a tour of the LH Project’s ceramic studio campus on Friday, July 17. Tour enthusiasts will meet at the Josephy Center at 5:30. All events are free but donations are welcome.
This exhibit features the work of six artists from across the country – Daniel Donovan, Jesse Albrecht, Ash Kyrie, Giuseppe Pellicano, Jill Allen, and Al Tennant. Each artist draws upon their experience as veterans to create their work. With six artists’ work on display, a central theme is weaved together with a diverse array of artistic styles, personal expression and vet experience. During the month of July, each artist will create a variety of works, as part of their residency program at LH. This new work along with the exhibit at the Josephy Center will become a traveling exhibit. Work is already on display in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
First time resident Jill Allen served as a Supply Specialist in the US Army from 1989-1992 and spent 7 months in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. She is now a studio artist working and teaching in Philadelphia, PA. Her sculptural pieces reference her interests in the mysteries of “other worlds”, such as micro-worlds, the galaxy, and the world of science fiction.
Through its residency program, the LH Project offers an intimate, private setting for nationally and internationally recognized artists to nourish their creative process surrounded by the beauty of the Wallowa Mountains. This residency, dedicated to artists who are also veterans, is an opportunity unavailable anywhere else in the country. The work created here arises from deep exploration facilitated by the serene environment, the diverse facility, and the sense of community.
For more information about the LH Project, visit www.lhproject.org.
List of Artists:
Friday, July 10 at 7, doors open at 6:30 pm – Opening Reception
Tuesday, July 14 at 7, doors open at 6:30 we will host a “Live and Up Front” Artist Lecture with 2 of the residents who will give slide show presentations about their life and work.
Friday, July 17 at 5:30, LH Project tour
Tuesday, July 21 at 7 “Live and Up Front” – 2 artists
Pottery: Jesse Albrecht