2.21.2009

with anticipation....

ive waited all semester for VCU's visiting artist Tom Loeser's presentation.  


"Tom Loeser has been head of the wood/furniture area at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1991. He designs and builds one-of-a-kind functional objects that are often carved and painted and always based on the history of design and furniture-making as a starting point for developing new form and meaning. His artwork has been included in over 200 national and international exhibitions since 1981. He is represented in the collections of several museums and universities including the Museums of Fine Arts in Boston and Houston, The Renwick Gallery, The Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Yale University Art Gallery, The Milwaukee Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. He has received four Visual Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993 he spent 6 months in Japan on an NEA Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship."

...but i've also been waiting all semester for the chance to teach something in the enameling class and as my fate would have it...  both happen at the same time.  sometimes it feels like the 'grad school gods' hate me...  so even if i cant go. i really recommend anyone in richmond attend.  Mr. Loeser is one of the greatest contemporary furniture designers of my time.  His work remains fresh and intriguing, current and inventive.  it's sure to be a fantastic presentation.

The presentation in Tuesday, February 24th @ 2:00 pm in the Fine Arts Building 1000 west broad, Room 238.

*text from VCUarts

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