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Art & Design Department Hosting Ceramic and Printmaking Guest Artists


Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013


nesting bowl set by a USU visiting artist
An earthenware nesting bowl set by ceramic artist Joseph Pintz, a visiting artist at Utah State University. He offers an artist talk Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., FAV 150.
a mustard suit by a USU visiting artist
A mustard racer back suit by Kristen Martincic. Her work features paper-thin suits, printed on matsuo kozo and inshu mitsumata paper, made in Japan. She speaks at USU Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Utah State University’s Department of Art and Design hosts guest artists Kristen Martincic and Joseph Pintz for an artist talk Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in room FAV 150 of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s Logan campus.

 

“These upcoming artists are doing interesting work in their fields and our students will benefit from the opportunity to interact and work with them in the studios,” said Kathy Puzey, professor of printmaking in the Caine College of the Arts.

 

While at USU, the public will have the rare opportunity to watch Martincic and Pintz at work in the ceramic and printmaking studios Feb. 26-28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in rooms FAV 104 and FAV 121, located in the Chase Fine Arts Center.

 

The visiting artists will also present demonstrations to ceramic and printmaking classes and give critiques of student work.

 

The talk Wednesday, Feb. 27, in FAV Room 150, features both artists discussing their work and the influences in their lives. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Martincic is a professor of art at the University of Missouri, teaching ceramics and printmaking. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Martincic is known for her paper-thin suits, printed on matsuo kozo and inshu mitsumata paper, made in Japan.

 

Pintz is an assistant professor of art and ceramics at the University of Missouri. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Kirkland, Wash., and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pintz focuses on the role of domestic objects in life, recreating those items considered mundane but which fulfill physical and emotional needs.

 

For more information on the artist talk or studio work times, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B in the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.

 

Related links:

USU Department of Art and Design

USU Caine College of the Arts

 

Writer: Kara Rindlisbacher, 435-797-9203, kara.rindlisbacher@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu



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