Happy New Year!
January News from Art Shape Mammoth
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foreground: Shishmaref, Cori Champagne; background: Gulf by Lindsey Wolkowicz
January News:

Recent Events
  • ONE Arts New Year Celebration
  • Room Opens at Loveland Museum
Upcoming Events
  • Traveling Kiln at Loveland Sweetheart Festival
  • Common Ground at The Future Mpls during NCECA
  • Call For Artists - Handmade Mug ASM Fundraiser
  • Artists' News
Happy New Year!
ONE Arts, Burlington, VT
As part of a citywide New Year’s Eve celebration, ONE Arts Center, offered kids’ art programming, including a fantastic painting workshop taught by Sabah Abbas. ONE Arts Center is run by ASM Executive Director Margaret Coleman, and Becca McHale, in the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont.
Room, Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO
Curator Amy Joy Hosterman, with Train Case, by Justine Johnson

Room is open at the Loveland Museum Gallery!
503 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO

On view through March 3rd, Room delves into the relationships between our physical bodies and the architecture of the spaces which position them in place and time. Artists include Cori Champagne, Joan Harmon, Justine Johnson, and Lindsey Wolkowicz. (Read More)
Left: Wild Feathers in an Iron Landscape, Film, bronze & indigo Key, Shibori paper Door, and Costume, by Justine Johnson (Cast cement, projection, sand installation in foreground: We Walk the Bottom of an Ocean We Call Sky, by Joan Harmon).  Right: Push/Pull #7, painting by Lindsey Wolkowicz
ASM's Traveling Kiln
Loveland, Colorado Sweetheart Festival
Amy Joy Hosterman will be firing her traveling kiln for the Loveland Sweetheart Festival: Love, Locks, & Lights, February 8th and 9th in Downtown Loveland, alongside a variety of vibrant interactive art displays! Sponsored by the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and Visit Loveland, Amy will be firing her custom ceramic Sweetheart Festival pins to be distributed as free keepsakes for attendees - while supplies last! (Read More)
Room - Visiting Artist Talks
Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, Colorado
Visiting Artists Joan Harmon and Cori Champagne
Artist Talks and Q&A in the Gallery
Thursday, February 28th, 5:30-7pm
Loveland Museum Gallery, 503 N Lincoln Ave

Cori Champagne creates wearable sculpture, directly relating the body to its environment through garments that transform into living spaces. Her work speaks of self-sustainability and mobility while providing a facetious take on utility and fashion. Using mass-produced artifacts as inspiration, she remakes and assigns new meaning to objects by changing their functionality. Her sculptures are transformed physically and metaphorically by the human activity of their use. 

Champagne teaches in the Foundation Studios program in the School of Architecture at Boston Architectural College, and is involved in the grassroots organization City Studio project, which aims to create and protect studio spaces for creative professionals in Boston.

Joan Harmon uses a variety of media including cast cement, fired clay, glass, and wax, and incorporates sound and light into her installations. Her work explores psychological journeys created by merging architecture, landscape, and references to the human body. Exploring patterns, flow, and our physical responses to the natural world, Harmon’s work carries narratives of mythology and metamorphosis, as unrelated forms combine to invoke a new experience.
Harmon teaches Sculpture, Drawing, Art Appreciation and Critical Thinking at the City University of New York, lives and works in NYC, and operates her studio in Haverstraw, NY.

(Read More about ROOM)
Common Ground
The Future Minneapolis, MN

Common Ground 
An ASM Exhibition of Ceramics, running concurrently with
Claytopia: NCECA's 53rd conference
March 27th-30th
The Future 2223 E 35th St, Minneapolis, MN

Do you wonder how a group of people came to know one another, or how a community became more than just a group of neighbors? What binds them together and keeps their relationships from eroding? Healthy, symbiotic environments, where everyone has an opportunity to thrive, take a lot of care and communication that often go unnoticed. As humble ground-cover plants quietly weave over the earth to protect soil from erosion, we as a community create an intangible yet vital, growing web of intertwined dreams and desires that connect us to each other.

Art Shape Mammoth is a living network of shared ideas, experiences, and connections. With our roots in Minnesota, we have branched out to states east and west, but every year we come together again in the Midwest, to the Visitor Center Artist Camp in the UP of Michigan, where we hand-process the local red clay, and work together in support of intentional, sustainable community. We are bound by our love of the material, passion for the creative process, reverence for nature, and a drive to connect. This exhibition highlights work made from the local clay at VCAC, and the work of Minnesota artists. It serves as a testament to the magic and joy of shared experience, as we come full-circle to Minneapolis, MN, where we first met and grew together as a creative community.


Common Ground includes ceramic work by Margaret Coleman, Rhea Dykoski, Jane Gordon, Amy Joy Hosterman, Chris Malec, Jeanine Malec, Rebecca Meszler, and Jordan Olsen, and a Handmade Mug Exhibition and Fundraiser featuring the donated mugs of the larger ASM community, artists TBA!

Public Workshop with Jeanine Malec and Amy Joy Hosterman on Wednesday, March 27th, 6-8pm, and Thursday, March 28th, 5-9pm.

Common Ground: Charms for a Claytopia
A sigil is a symbol charged with intention, projected into the world to bring that idea into fruition. Join Art Shape Mammoth at The Future Minneapolis for a workshop on sigil design. Jeanine Malec of Nest & Tessellate will touch on the history of sigilcraft, noting examples of sigils from other geographies and where they are hidden in plain sight today. We will explore why we might want to make sigils of our own, how to design a sigil, and the energetic practice of charging and releasing these pictographs for positive change in our communities.
In a hands-on exercise, participants will apply their own sigil designs to ceramic medallions. The following evening, ASM’s Traveling Kiln master Amy Joy Hosterman will lead the raku-firing of the medallions during the opening reception of Common Ground.

Hot Cocktails in Handmade Mugs Fundraiser, Raku-Firing, and Common Ground Opening Reception Thursday, March 28th, 5-9pm. Guests of the event can purchase a mug and receive a free hot cocktail to stay warm while enjoying the exhibition and coming together around the raku-firing of the clay sigils - our Charms for a Claytopia.


Hot Cocktails in Handmade Mugs:

an Art Shape Mammoth Fundraiser
and Raku-Firing Party

Minneapolis, MN

Hot Cocktails in Handmade Mugs
Thursday, March 28th 5-9pm
The Future, 2223 E 35th St, Mpls

Art Shape Mammoth is seeking donations of handmade mugs for an ASM Fundraising party at The Future in south Minneapolis, during our all-ceramic exhibition, Common Ground, running concurrently with ClaytopiaNCECA's 53rd Annual Conference.

Guests of  the event will purchase a mug and receive a free hot cocktail in their mug to stay warm while enjoying the art and watching a live raku-firing! All mugs will be sold for $40.


Art Shape Mammoth is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax-deductible. You will receive a a receipt for your donation, and a free drink ticket for the event! 
Your mug donation will directly fund the educational programs and projects supported by Art Shape Mammoth, including our traveling workshops, and Visitor Center Artist Camp.

Participate in Common Ground with Art Shape Mammoth at NCECA in Minneapolis!

Deliver or ship your mug by March 20th to Rhea Dykoski in Minneapolis, MN. Email Rhea for her address and delivery details at:

Andy Brown’s solo show It's in the Kitchen opened January 18th at Shafer Gallery, Barton Community College, where he also gave a demonstration on Foix Bois techniques. He is also in this month's issue of Friend of the Artist (vol. 8, winter 2019), a juried international publication.
Erin Gleason is currently in Residence at MASS MoCA for the month of January continuing work on "The Stripping of Hypatia" drawings, a series of hand-drawn QR codes that reveal a second, hidden artwork when the drawing is scanned by an app. (Shown Above: "The Stripping of Hypatia No. 1").  She is also excited to be setting up a studio in Athens, Greece starting in mid-February.
This past autumn, Fay Stanford became a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists. The non-profit, artist-run organization was founded in 1915 to promote appreciation of fine art prints.
Congratulations to our Executive Director Margaret Coleman on the birth of her second child! Philippa Carol Kelly was born at 9:28am on January 16th, and mother and baby are happily recovering. We wish them the best and shout outs to papa Nicholas and big brother Benny!
ART SHAPE MAMMOTH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to connecting artists to new communities and supporting the development of artistic practice, dialogue, education, and research through creative public exchange.

Our Programs Include:
An Artist Representation Program with thoughtfully curated exhibitions
A Cross-Cultural Exchange Program exhibiting artists across continents
ONE Arts Center gallery and workshop space in Vermont
Visitor Center Artist Camp wilderness residency in the UP of Michigan
Traveling Experiential Workshops in Metal-Casting and Ceramics

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