Strand’s Work Featured in Biennial Exhibition
January 29, 2013
Michael Strand, Head of theNorth Dakota State University Department of Visual Arts, will be exhibiting his work and visiting with students in Texas and Kansas this winter.
Strand’s work, The Misfit Cup Liberation Project, has been selected for the 2013 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Biennial, one of the most prestigious exhibitions globally for contemporary ceramic practices. Over 1,300 artists submitted work for consideration with only 39 selected for the exhibition, which is held at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas. Strand will travel to Houston for the opening reception and present a lecture at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts.
In early February, Strand will visit Kansas State University to present a lecture, visit with graduate students, and work with students on his ArtStimulus project, a cup drop in the town of Dwight, Kansas. The students will be making ceramic cups to deliver to unsuspecting residents living in Dwight. The goal of the project is to challenge the conventional ways in which individuals acquire objects and has been written about internationally. While this is Strand’s fourth iteration of ArtStimulus, it is the first time it has involved the work of other artists.