NCECA 2014, 48TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

conf_02

HomePage_Milwaukee

Material World, NCECA’s 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI in 2014, will be dedicated to the investigation of the complex ways that materials acquire meaning through the things that we make and those that surround us in our daily lives. Exhibitions and programs will expand on traditional definitions of fine and decorative arts, craft and design in the context of the 21st century. The material world has the ability to cause an interruption in our presumed understanding of something, as it is literally impossible to ignore. The weight of a cup, the thin layers of glaze on a surface and the weight of sculpture all mediate a relationship between the object and viewer. While we make things, things have the ability to make us as well, influencing our understanding of place, time and culture. Thematically, Material World will explore the moment when an object stands out against the backdrop of the world in which it exists and is able to be seen and understood in surprising and new ways.

Pricing for the 48th Annual NCECA conference
in Milwaukee, WI

Registration Type NCECA Member Early-Bird Fee Non-Member Early-Bird Fee NCECA Member Advanced Fee Non-Member Advanced Fee
* Ends January 31, 2014 midnight EST * Ends February 28, 2014 midnight EST
Standard 4-Day Pass $195 $260 $245 $315
Student 4-Day Pass $145 $185 $190 $225
Transitional 4-Day Pass $160 $215 $205 $255
Wednesday Day Pass $25 $25 $25 $25
Thursday Day Pass $115 $145 $125 $145
Friday Day Pass $115 $145 $125 $145
Saturday Day Pass $32 $68 $68 $68
Day Pass Grades K-8 (10 student max per paying adult) $5 $5 $5 $5
Day Pass Grades 9-12(10 student max per paying adult< $15 $15 $15 $15

Keynote

Theaster Gates
TheasterGatesWeb

Yamaguchi, Soul Manufacturing Corporation and A Potter Named Dave.
The Need for Blackness Within Contemporary Ceramics

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Gates founded the non-profit Rebuild Foundation and is currently Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.

Roundtable Discussion
Chris Staley [m], Brooke Davis Anderson, Theaster Gates,
Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, and Bill Strickland
Handle as Bridge: Creativity, Learning and Purpose

Randall Session
Leslie & The Lys Live: Dance Blaster 1,000

Closing Lecture
Cynthia Bringle

Other Presenters

A-F | G-O | P-Z

Brooke Davis Anderson

Brooke Davis Anderson

Linda Arbuckle

Linda Arbuckle

Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Wen-Hung Chen

Wen-Hung Chen

Tony Clennel

Tony Clennel

Kim Dickey

Kim Dickey

David S. East

David S. East

Carole Epp

Carole Epp

Michelle Erickson

Michelle Erickson

Alison Ferris

Alison Ferris

Adam Field

Adam Field

A-F | G-O | P-Z

Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith

Lisa Hammond

Lisa Hammond

Fred Herbst

Fred Herbst

Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt

Ayumi Horie

Ayumi Horie

Stephen Hoskins

Stephen Hoskins

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter

Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Jo Lauria

Jo Lauria

Jia-haur Liang

Jia-haur Liang

A-F | G-O | P-Z

Kelly and Kyle Phelps

Kelly and Kyle Phelps

Sandi Pierantozzi

Sandi Pierantozzi

Meg Roberts

Meg Roberts

Tim Rowan

Tim Rowan

Rebecca Sive

Rebecca Sive

Mary Ann Steggles

Mary Ann Steggles

Joan Takayama-Ogawa

Joan Takayama-Ogawa

Leonard Todd

Leonard Todd

Elenor Wilson

Elenor Wilson

Merrie Wright

Merrie Wright

Richard Wukich

Richard Wukich

Valerie Zimany

Valerie Zimany

Ayumi Horie
Michelle Erickson
Ching Yuan Chang
Kelly & Kyle Phelps

Check out the Demonstrating Artists for Milwaukee!
NCECA_Flickr_Photostream_placeholder_image