Jane Irish to present at ICA's "Whenever Wednesday" event this Wed., Jan. 21 at 6:30pm

Little Notes Concerning the Forming of a Vase
Whenever Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 6:30pm

Taking a pragmatic yet playfully conceptual approach to craft, artist Jane Irish brings together visiting and local sculptors, scholars, ceramicists, and painters to demonstrate how to make a china vase, step by step: from coming up with a good idea to arranging flowers in the fired, glazed result.


6:30 Six Surefire Steps to a Great Idea
Appropriation into Re-Mediation

7:00 The Anti Mold and the Plaster Lathe

7:30 Slip Casting Chain Mail

8:00 Spinning the Wet Clay and Pulling Handles

8:15 The Display and Finale

Jane Irish is a Philadelphia-based artist and a self-proclaimed history painter. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (1977) and her MFA from Queens College, City University of New York (1980). She has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Locks Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. She's been the recipient of painting fellowships from the Pennslyvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and Yale University. Irish’s work can be found in the public collections of Bryn Mawr College, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2004 acquisition), Women’s Hall of Fame Seneca Falls, New York and numerous private collections.

Whenever Wednesday at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
The "Whenever Wednesday" is a series of lectures, films, book signings, and other special events taking place on Wednesday evenings throughout the winter. For more information, please visit: www.icaphila.org
Free to members and Penn Card holders, $5 general admission.

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