“Flat Earth Unfolded” at the University Art Gallery, Oct. 17-Dec 12, 2014

flatearthThe University Art Gallery presents Flat Earth Unfolded, an installation by sculpture and new media artist Greg Pond, artist and musician Jesse Thompson, and ceramicist Archie Stapleton. Flat Earth Unfolded brings together disparate media to explore the materiality of sound – sound as sculpture, treated and experienced as a tactile, spatial medium. Ceramic vessels and stainless steel plates become acoustic structures that resonate with music composed for the exhibition and tuned to the materials. The installation will be on view from October 17th through December 12th.

Please join us for a conversation between Greg Pond, Archie Stapleton, and Stephen Miller, chair of the music department at the University of the South, on October 24th at 4:30 pm in Convocation Hall. Reception to follow.
Greg Pond’s multimedia practice combines sculpture, sound, electronic media and documentary filmmaking. With unexpected combinations of media, collisions of natural and technological materials, and recombined myths, histories and forms, Pond explores cultural attitudes towards landscape and the built environment, and the pursuit and loss of utopia.Jesse Thompson is a musician, composer and sound artist who experiments with pattern, vertical sonority, consonance and dissonance, and textural perception. He uses digital technology to investigate the unseen world and the role sound plays in shaping perceived reality. Flat Earth Unfolded is the third collaborative sound installation between Thompson and Pond.

Archie Stapleton is a master potter who lives and works in Sewanee, Tennessee. A craftsman, he has painstakingly experimented with all the stages of creating pottery, from identifying and testing local clay deposits, to throwing forms, to building kilns, to firing, to recreating ancient glazes.

Sewanee’s University Art Gallery is located at 68 Georgia Ave. on the campus of the University of the South. It is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information: gallery.sewanee.edu.Please note that the gallery is closed during the University of the South’s academic breaks.Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Fridaynoon–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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CAST Artist Studio Tour

Come by the house (263 University Ave,  Sewanee, TN) and see my workshop and my work at the Artist Studio Tour this year, December 6 & 7, 2014

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St. Andrew’s Gallery Show

The St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Gallery is pleased to welcome the work of Archie Stapleton from October 8-November 12, 2014. You are invited to join us for a gallery reception celebrating his exhibition on Sunday, October 26 from 1-3PM. Archie will offer a daylong workshop on Saturday, October 18. During this workshop, community members will gather local materials to use in their own pottery experiments. For more details and to register please contact SAS Gallery Director Molly Schaefer.  St. Andrew’s School Gallery (290 Quintard Rd. Sewanee, TN)

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Sewanee Studio Tour, Dec. 1-2, 2012

Come by and see my work and studio this weekend at the house: 263 University Ave., Sewanee, TN 37375.

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Sagada Potters at BenCab Museum

Sagada potters Siegrid Bangyay and Tessie Baldo have a show of new work at the BenCab museum in Baguio City  from April 30 to May 22. Please go to Sagada Ceramic center for brochure and more info. Thank you.

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