‘Voices of American Design’: Light Falling on Grass

Lecture is Fifth in Series at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

May 6, 2015

Kurie Fitzgerald: [email protected], 202-994-6461
Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-7564
Ceramic artist Wayne Higby will give the fifth lecture in the “Voices of American Design” series at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. The lecture, “Light Falling on Grass,” will explore how Mr. Higby’s innovative vessels, sculptures and architectural installations use landscape imagery as a focal point for mediation. Hailed as a living legend and visionary of the American Crafts Movement by the American Craft Museum, Mr. Higby is recognized for his inventive use of Raku earthenware and porcelain works influenced by his experiences in China. He is currently professor and the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. 
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 6 p.m.
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)
Tickets are free for museum members and current GW students, faculty and staff, and $10 for the public. Advance registration is required. Register online at http://www.museum.gwu.edu/wayne-higby or by calling 202-994-7394. 
Voices of American Design” is a series of lectures that explore contemporary design in a range of different media. Celebrated artists working in these media discuss the influence of design masters on their work, the process of developing their own personal style and the future of design. Past speakers include internationally recognized textile artist Stephanie Odegard, woodturners Philip and Matt Moulthrop, glass artist Dan Dailey, and beadwork and performance artist Joyce J. Scott.
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum opened on March 21, with three exhibitions: Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, The Textile Museum’s largest exhibition to date, as well as Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801 and The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington, two shows curated from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The museum offers educational programs, including the “Voices of American Design” series. Visit the online calendar for details. 
The custom-built museum displays The Textile Museum’s globally recognized collections of nearly 20,000 textiles and related objects, and pieces owned by the university, including the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts documenting the history of Washington, D.C.