Neosho, MO – The Artaxis Invitational exhibition at Crowder College’s Longwell Museum will run September 1-October 20, 2022. The exhibit features work from 22 internationally renowned ceramic artists who push the limits of contemporary art and craft. Artaxis is an artist-run organization with nearly 1000 members from all 50 states and over 50 countries worldwide.
Additionally, four exhibiting artists will host a free, open-to-the-public panel talk October 20 from 2:30pm-5pm (prior to the closing reception) in the Elsie Plaster auditorium. The speakers are exhibiting artists and current board members: Casey Whittier, Renata Cassiano Alvarez, Natasha Hovey, and Kwok Pong (Bobby) Tso. Panelists will discuss Artaxis’s mission and goals as a peer-to-peer network and community resource, concepts and challenges in contemporary ceramics, and personal artistic practice. There will be time for questions at the end. Registration is encouraged, but not required. The closing reception will follow in the museum from 5pm-7pm. Food and entertainment will be provided.
This exhibition was designed as a celebration of the diverse and expansive practices of professional ceramic artists from the Artaxis membership. Unlike many exhibitions that pick a central theme or form to organize around, the Artaxis Invitational showcases everything from functional pottery to video installations. Participating artists live and work all over the US and represent a variety of different skill sets, viewpoints, and professional experiences.
Longwell Museum hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm, closed weekends, holidays, and between exhibits. For questions or information call 417.455.5470 or email Josh Novak, Museum Director: JoshuaNovak@Crowder.edu.