Friday, April 24, 2009

Artist Lecture and Professional Practices Workshop with Megan Auman

The ASU Metalworking Department is pleased to announce visiting artist, Megan Auman from Towson University. Megan will be presenting a lecture about her work and giving a professional development workshop emphasizing on business survival skills for the working artist. Please see details below. This is a FREE lecture and workshop. Questions should be directed to Lynette Andreasen at or calling 480-965-8866

Megan Auman resides in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, where she maintains a studio making sculpture and jewelry. Her work explores the floral patterns found in textiles and decorative ironwork. Through excessive decoration, she examines the way we perceive domesticity and the contemporary home. She is currently a faculty member in the metals department at Towson University. Megan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, and an MFA in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling from Kent State University. Her work has been widely exhibited across the United States and included in several publications such as Art Jewelry Magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, 500 Bracelets, 500 Brooches,and the Penland Book of Jewelry. For more information about the artist please see her website:

The ASU Metals Department is pleased to have Megan Auman as a visiting artist and would like to invite you to attend the following events:

Artist Lecture
When: Thursday, April 30th, 7pm
Where: Art Building, Room 246

Professional Development Workshop
Emphasizing on marketing and smart business skills for the working artist.
Covered topics will include approaching galleries, production work, wholesale vs. retail, trade shows, web marketing, marketing materials, online resources for artists, and much much more!
When: Friday, May 1st, 10am-3pm with a one hour break for lunch at noon
Where: Stauffer Building room A237

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Potluck

ADC Potluck
Saturday, April 4th
Bill and Betsy Douglas have graciously offered to be our potluck hosts!
4835 E. Cheryl Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ

They promise a friendly atmosphere and weather permitting an outdoor fire as well. So practice up on your favorite campfire songs! As I mentioned earlier, there should be plenty of us with experiences and/or latest projects to share and why not do it over a plate heaping with yummy food (and desserts)! Anything goes, such as tips from workshops, Yuma Symposium stories, treasures from the Tucson Gem Show, your own work or even a hilarious yet non-offensive joke if you have one… this may be preferred over that song you were thinking about sharing.

Anyway here is the breakdown if you are looking for some direction as to what to bring:
Last names beginning with A-J should bring a main dish; K-R should bring a salad and S-Z should bring desserts.

Tour the Mesa Arts Center!

Come join us for a private tour of the Mesa Arts Center!
1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85211
Friday, April 17th
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Please be there 10 to 15 minutes early as the tour will start exactly on time!
Many of us have attended gallery openings at the Mesa Arts Center, but what else do we know about the facility? Well let's find out what it's all about and the variety of services and opportunities that it offers our community... and tour the galleries as well! We will get a chance to see the studios and theaters although, due to performance schedules we will be unable to visit each of the four theaters, but will have access to the theater that is not in use at the time of our tour.
You may park in the south parking lot located off of 1st Avenue, just east of Center Street. Please meet outside at the south entrance of the theaters, which can be accessed from this parking lot.

The tour guides will meet us10-15 minutes prior to our tour start time to let us into the theaters. Our tour will begin promptly at the start time and will last approximately 1-½ hours. After touring the facilities a docent will be available to take us through the galleries that will be featuring a lot of ceramic work due to the NCECA conference that is happening in our area that has inspired many exhibitions and events scattered throughout the valley!
Note: All tour and gallery fees will be waived/covered by ADC.