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Open Forms: Conversations in Contemporary Clay with Virgil Ortiz

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023
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Tuesday, 23 May 2023 - 12:00pm

Pasadena City College Visual Arts & Media Studies Division Presents

Open Forms: Conversations in Contemporary Clay

Virgil Ortiz

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Artist Lecture at 12 PM

Reception with Light Lunch to Follow

Westerbeck Recital Hall (CA140) at Pasadena City College

Recommended Parking: Student Lot #5 off of Bonnie Ave. Daily Parking Permit: $2

With a career spanning four decades, Virgil Ortiz's artistry extends across various media and boundaries—challenging societal expectations and breaking taboos. Raised in a creative environment filled with storytelling, collecting clay, gathering wild plants, and producing figurative pottery, he remains influenced by his grandmother and mother, renowned Cochiti Pueblo potters. Through his exploration of working with clay and various media, Ortiz fuses his Pueblo culture with sci-fi, fantasy, and apocalyptic themes, yielding provocative and futuristic imagery while shaping the fantastical world he's creating with clay and multi-media art.

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With a career spanning four decades, Virgil Ortiz's artistry extends across various media and boundaries—challenging societal expectations and breaking taboos. Raised in a creative environment filled with storytelling, collecting clay, gathering wild plants, and producing figurative pottery, he remains influenced by his grandmother and mother, renowned Cochiti Pueblo potters. Through his exploration of working with clay and various media, Ortiz fuses his Pueblo culture with sci-fi, fantasy, and apocalyptic themes, yielding provocative and futuristic imagery while shaping the fantastical world he's creating with clay and multi-media art.

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6265857123
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1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

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