Internationally renowned ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at Plinth Gallery

 05/27/2024 | 02:51 PM 

“A Sense of Place: The Long View”, June 7-July 27, 2024 ~

(Denver, CO) Plinth Gallery in RiNo is proud to present internationally renowned ceramic artist Doug Casebeer in “A Sense of Place: The Long View”, June 7-July 27, 2024. The artist refers to his functional and sculptural work as “rural archetypal forms of the Western landscape and by many years of experiencing different global cultures.” The public is invited to an Opening Reception on First Friday, June 7, 6-9 p.m. in RiNo at 3520 Brighton Blvd and view the show during regular hours Thurs.-Sat. and 12-9 p.m. or by appointment.

Casebeer views himself as more than a potter. “I’m just really a builder,” He told KGOU radio in Oklahoma, “I build pots, I build equipment, I build programs, and I build friendships.” He says his work looks at issues that honor the spirit of human existence. He searches for meaning in the relationships between the ideas of storage, shelter, and nourishment, looking for beauty, balance and grace, he tries to come to an understanding of himself and the world around him.

Casebeer teaches, lectures, builds kilns and exhibits his artwork worldwide. He is currently Resident Artist at The University of Oklahoma, in Norman, OK, but maintains a studio in Snowmass, Colorado where he was the Associate Director and Artistic Director for Ceramics at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado for 34 years. His long career began when he received his MFA in ceramics from Alfred University and his BFA from Wichita State University. He has served as a pottery consultant to the United Nations and the German government. His service to the field has involved outreach in rural Jamaican schools, technical support and assistance for Nepali potters, and advising art centers in Chile and Hawaii. Casebeer’s artwork is in collections around the world, including a permanent installation in 2007 at the Yingge Museum of Ceramics in Taiwan. In 2009 he was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva, Switzerland and was a featured artist at the Chinese Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. His artwork is regularly exhibited at the Harvey Preston Gallery, Aspen, CO and Schaller Gallery Borada, MI.

Plinth Gallery is an intimate and ever-changing exhibition space for contemporary ceramic art located at 3520 Brighton Blvd in Denver’s RiNo Art District. Established in 2006 by noted ceramic artist Jonathan Kaplan, his transformation of a bland, 2-story warehouse into a dynamic live-work space was honored with a Denver Mayor’s Design Award and is now a recognized architectural landmark in the area. Plinth also serves as a gathering place, and educational forum for contemporary ceramic arts through extensive outreach to schools, colleges and individuals seeking to nourish and nurture their creative spirit. For more information visit plinthgallery.com.

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