2003 Exhibition Schedule


The Glass Vessel: An International Invitational

April 4 – August 16, 2003

Shands Gallery

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We have invited a broad array of glass artists, both established and emerging, to interpret the vessel for this international invitational exhibition.  The definition of the word vessel has been left to its loosest interpretation to encourage the artists to be as creative as they wish.  Over 50 artists from Australia, Japan, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Venezuela, Latvia, and the U.S. have agreed to contribute a group of works.  Participants include studio glass artists as well as commercial glass producers.  The exhibition coincides with a major citywide initiative, Celebration of Glass 2003.  This includes an exhibition of work by Dale Chihuly at the Glassworks gallery, a comprehensive international stained glass show sponsored by The Louisville Visual Art Association, and an exhibition at the Speed Art Museum entitled The Light Within: Glass Sculpture from Louisville Collections.


Rick Beck: Sculpture

April 4 - July 19, 2003

Steve Wilson Gallery

KACF is proud to present a body of work by master glass artist Rick Beck.  Beck is known for his large-scale cast glass sculpture depicting industrial, everyday objects such as screws, bolts and clamps, objects that usually are viewed as inconsequential parts of larger items.  Beck enlarges the shapes and forms of these mundane objects and creates fascinating and unique images of them in cast glass.  By using a fragile material, glass, to depict items usually regarded as sturdy and nearly indestructible, Beck creates an interesting balance and contradiction in his work.
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Master makers: Byron Temple

August 1 - October 25, 2003

Opening reception: Friday, August 8, 2003, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Steve Wilson Gallery

KMA+D is proud to present this retrospective of work by renowned ceramist Byron Temple.  Temple, an Indiana native, studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the Art Institute of Chicago, and then from about 1958 to 1961, worked in England as an apprentice to Bernard Leach, a legendary potter and philosopher.  Then from 1962 to 1989, Temple produced a range of tableware at a production pottery studio that he operated in Lambertville, New Jersey.  cont'd 
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Susan Pfeiffer: Wooden Treasure Boxes

August 1 – August 30

Opening Reception: August1  (First Friday)

Susan Pfeiffer is one of the most talent furniture makers in the state of Kentucky. She trained with Paul Sasso at Murray State University before going to the prestigious woodworking program at the University of Arizona, where she obtained her Masters Degree.

Exotic woods, complicated and flawless joinery are the hallmarks of her work. This small exhibition features a number of Wooden Treasure Boxes as well as larger-scale pieces of furniture.

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A Tribute to Rudy Osolnik

September 5 - December 27, 2003

Shands Gallery


Wood turner Rude Osolnik was a leading figure in the contemporary craft field.  Considered to be one of the fathers of contemporary wood turning in America, Osolnik is something of a folk hero.  Although an accomplished woodworker, Osolnik’s greatest impact was in woodturning.  A composer on the lathe, he first wedded classical form and proportion to modern simplicity.  In so doing, he updated a long-practiced craft.  Osolnik was widely admired as one of the finest wood turners and educators in America.  His workshops and seminars were in demand around the world.  This exhibition will feature a selection of Osolnik’s work from private collections, complemented by new work from more than fifty artists who were Rude’s contemporaries or who established their careers during his lifetime.


Sarah Frederick: Functional and Sculptural Ceramics

September 5 - September 27, 2003

Opening Reception: Sept. 5  (First Friday)

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Holidazzle 2003

November 7 –December 27, 2003

Opening reception: Thurs, November 6, 2003, 5 – 7:30 p.m.


Holidazzle, KMA+D’s annual celebration of the holiday season, will once again wow viewers with an enticing selection of fine craft from a group of leading American artists.
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Rand Heazlitt: Functional Ceramics

October 3 - November 1, 2003

Opening Reception: Friday October 3 (First Friday)