A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to this year’s annual NCECA conference (http://nceca.net) and It was an amazing time. If you're a ceramics artist, 3D artist, or a fan of anything In-between this would be a great time for you and your friends. The conference is 3-4 days long, and is in a different city each year in the U.S. This year took us to Milwaukee, which turned out to be such a great city. It is mapped out wonderfully, the food was amazing, And easy to to walk, bike, or take public transportation in. Some food places worth checking out were, The King and I(Thai food), Miller Time Pub (you've got to get the Wisconsin Cheese Curds) and for breakfast, The Broken Yolk (deliciously huge portions and low cost). And for the nightlife, there is plenty to be had, but my all time favorite was finding "The Safe House". The Safe House is an amazing, not so hidden gem of the city. Ask around town about it, and you might just find your way there. But be warned, If you don't know the passcode, it will be tricky to get in… ;-) But enough about the food and crazy fun nightlife, we had a chance to see some amazing ceramics and other works of art while in town. One of my favorites is Beth Cavener's "Tangled Up In You" in the Milwaukee Art Museum, which held the NCECA invitational “flow” show. The museums amazing architecture allows for the building to open and close giant wing like blinds around the main section of the building at noon each day. If you have a chance, look it up or go see it. The student show was hosted in the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. MIAD had a wonderful gallery, and was a great looking school. Here are some photos of some of my favorite pieces of work.
All photos taken by me. More can be seen at http://instagram.com/cp0945
**I would like to thank Edinboro University and Clay Club/SGA for assisting with the trip and making some great memories.
Work by Joe Page
Beth Cavener's "Tangled Up In You"
Detail shot of Beth Cavener's "Tangled Up In You"
Work by Giselle Hicks
Work by Linda Cordell
Work by Alanna DeRocchi
Work by Amber Smith
OUtside the Milwaukee Art Museum.
At Miller Time with the cheese curds that are to die for.