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Art of the Cup & Teapot Spotlight

September 3, 2015 - December 8, 2015
Presented by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Center for Southern Craft & Design
Opening reception: Thursday, September 3 during Ogden After Hours, 6PM-9PM

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host its eighth annual invitational exhibition, Art of the Cup, hosted by the museum's Center for Southern Craft and Design, opening during Ogden After Hours, 6-8pm, September 3, 2015 and on display until December 8, 2015. The annual, invitational exhibition was established in 2008 to celebrate the aesthetic and design freedom that this fundamental ceramic medium offers to enhance everyday routine. Traditionally, Art of the Cup has featured two cups by each selected Southern ceramicists. For the second year, select teapots will be featured in the Teapot Spotlight, exhibited in conjunction with the annual Art of the Cup exhibition.

The 2015 Art of the Cup & Teapot Spotlight exhibition features approximately sixty artists, including: Anderson and Jessie Bailey, Posey Bacopoulos, Alice Ballard, Chris Baskin, Hayne Bayless, Birdie Boone, Eileen Braun, Jessica Broad, William Brouillard, Jeff Brown, Amy Chase, Andrea Christie, Jim Connell, Craig Clifford, Don Davis, Israel Davis, Elise W. Pincu Delfield, William DePauw, Rachael DePauw, Mark Derby, Ross Edwards of Oyster Design Co., Heather Mae Erickson, Marty Fielding, Susan Filley, Yoshi Fujii, Marah Gaiti, Andrew Gilliatt, Miki Glasser, Marian Haigh, Priscilla Hollingsworth, Sarah House, Michelle Benson Huck, Lynda Katz, Jason Kishell, Debbie Kupinsky, Jim Lawton, Haejung Lee, Mimi Logothetis, Robert Long, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Paul McMullan, Sandy Miller, Ray Morales, Jeff Oestreich, John Oles, Casey Parkinson, Joseph Pintz, Emily Reason, Lindsay Rogers, Melanie Sears, Ken Shipley, Yoko Sekino-Bove, David Scott Smith, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Susan Thomas, Julie Ann Travis, Julie Wiggins, and Lana Wilson.

Bill Yates: Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink

October 3, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 during Art for Arts’ Sake, 6PM-9PM

Bill Yates, Untitled 498, Gelatin Silver Print, 1973

In September 1972, Bill Yates was driving the back roads of Florida outside of Tampa, looking for things to photograph, when he came upon the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink. Yates stopped his car, went inside and started photographing – thus beginning a seven month long project documenting the skaters of the Sweetheart roller rink. Set within the backdrop of sandy remote Florida, Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink is a visual time capsule documenting a transitional period of lost innocence, laid back days of heat and humidity, Spanish moss, roller girls, and rock-n-roll.

Yates made over 600 photographs in the seven month period ending in May 1973, when he packed the negatives away and moved to Providence, to enter school at Rhode Island School of Design. Forty years later, Yates rediscovered his Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink series and began scanning the negatives. In 2013, Yates entered the series into the Photolucida Critical Mass competition where it placed in the Top 50 and became an instant classic.

Objects of Interest: Recent Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection

September 21, 2015 – February 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3, 2015 (Art for Arts’ Sake)

Jack Niven, Scarlet Georgia, oil on antique flooring, 72in diameter, 2013. Gift of the artist

On September 21, 2015, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will present an exhibition of recent additions to the museum’s growing collection of Southern art. Often on view for the first time in the museum, these paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture represent the depth and breadth of the museum’s collection practices. Ranging in styles from Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s gestural mud paintings to the classical precision of realist master, Michael J. Deas, this exhibition of over fifty objects showcases the diversity of studio practice across the American South. Other artists included will be Jeffrey Cook, George Dureau, John Clemmer, Shawne Major, Mark Messersmith, Purvis Young, Gina Phillips, Skylar Fein, Robert Gordy and many more.

Michael Meads: Bent Not Broken

October 3, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 during Art for Arts’ Sake, 6PM-9PM

Michael Meads, The Intercession, graphite on paper, 60x59 inches, 2010. Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Bent Not Broken will include photography, paintings and drawings from throughout Meads’ career, with a focus on the large narrative drawings created since his displacement from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Michael Meads is a painter, draftsman and photographer whose work expresses a personal narrative filtered through the lens of classical themes. Born in Anniston, Alabama in 1966, he received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Auburn University (1987) and a Master of Fine Art from State University of New York at Albany (1991). His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Center for Contemporary Art, Thesaloniki, Greece; Leslie Lohman Foundation, New York; Clamp Art, New York; Queensland Center for Photography, Australia; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. His work is held in many private and public collections, including the New York Public Library; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.

PhotoNOLA: Currents

December 11, 2015 - January 24, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, December 11.

An annual juried photographic exhibition from the members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance, this exhibition takes place during PhotoNOLA - the month-long celebration of photography held annually in New Orleans. The exhibition highlights the diverse work being created by NOPA members. Featuring four to five images by each selected artist, the show gives viewers a deeper insight into each photographer’s vision and reflects an overview of contemporary photographic practices.

A new juror is selected each year to choose work for the exhibition. Past jurors have been Roy Fluckinger from The Harry Ransom Center for Photography in Austin, TX and Gordon Stettinius, Founder & Director of Candela Books + Gallery.