First Friday – The International Cup Exhibit Opening at The Clay Studio of Missoula
International Cup 2024 at the Clay Studio of Missoula, is an exhibition showcasing ceramic work that explores the infinite possibilities of the idea of a cup. Included works range from well-crafted utilitarian mugs to cups used as an exploration of metaphor and abstract content. Works by 31 artists have been selected from entries from all around the world.
This year’s exhibit was juried by Chris Alveshere. Chris completed a long-term residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula in 2022 and continues to maintain a full-time studio practice in Missoula and is the co-founder of Workroom Montana. He currently teaches adult and youth community education classes in Missoula, and his work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally. Originally from North Dakota, Chris received undergraduate degrees in ceramics and art education from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN and his MFA in ceramics from Alfred University.
International Cup 2024 Artists: Kait Arndt, Casey Beck, Nina Berinstein, Jake Boggs, Nate Ditzler & Laura Konecne, Rod Dugal, Kristen Easters, Brian Grow, Margaret Henkels, Amy Hudson, Hannah Kautto, Stacy Larson, Huey Lee, Clay Leonard, Josh Martin, Jim Mitchell, Christiana Oberdieck, Eric Ordway, Alexandra Palmer, Tyler Quintin, David Scott Sackett, Amy Sanders, Emberly Smith, Linda M. Speranza, Chance Taylor, Henry Evan Thomas, Andrew Tran, Mathew Wheeler, GH Wood, William Wright
The exhibition will be on display at the Clay Studio of Missoula from February 2-24, with an opening on First Friday, February 2, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
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