The University of Florida proudly presents upcoming visiting artist, Misty Gamble. Misty will present a demonstration on May 29th and 30th will a lecture on the 29th. All are welcome to attend and attendance is free.
From Misty’s website:
Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity
for communication. This makes sense given that, as a child, Misty was immersed
in her father’s world of puppetry and the performing arts. Traveling to many parts
of the world as a young girl and later as an adult has also made an indelible
impact on her life and work. In 1998, Misty was invited to be the first American
to perform in Iran (since 1979) at the 7th International Puppet Festival in Tehran.
Gamble’s current work, life-size ceramic figurative sculptures, focuses attention
on issues surrounding femininity and challenges conventional standards of morality,
normalcy and propriety. Misty is a recipient of a number of honors including awards
from the Martin Wong Foundation, National Conference for the Education of
Ceramic Arts and the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation. Recently, she received an
artist grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation and was selected as a 2008
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Misty just completed a one-year Artist-in-Residency
at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where she earned the Howard Kottler
Fellowship. She continues to exhibit nationally and will teach at Kansas City Art
Institute in the Fall.
Image is (C) Copyright Misty Gamble