"Anderson Ranch Legacy: Mentoring Artistic Excellence", Kansas City Convention Center Room 1501C, Level 1

Anderson Ranch Arts Center has a long history of enriching lives with art, inspiration and community. The Ranch began as an artist-run collaborative in 1966, when artists such as Paul Soldner came to create work and teach. This exhibit brings together Anderson Ranch faculty, residents and students to celebrate 50 years of mentorship and the positive impact the Ranch experience has had – and continues to have – on the artistic development of its students and residents. 

WHERE: Kansas City Convention Center Room 1501C, Level 1 301 West 13th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64105

HOURS: Weds. March 16 – Sat. March 19, 2016 9 am – 6 pm

RECEPTION: Weds. March 16, 5:00 – 6:45 pm

Welcome toast and cake cutting at 6pm with words by Doug Casebeer, Associate Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Director of Ceramics; Nancy Wilhelms, Executive Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center; and Brad Miller, Artist.

NCECA Sponsors as of 2/23/2016: Sharon and John Hoffman, Lee Lyon, Ann and Tom Korologos in honor of Lee Lyon’s lifetime commitment to art and art making

"The Once and Future: New Now", Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Artists: Cary Esser, George Timock, Chris Gustin, Sunkoo Yuh, Jun Kaneko, Bobby Silverman, Steven Young Lee, Gerit Grimm, Tip Toland, John Souter, Nathan Prouty, John Balistreri, Annabeth Rosen, Rain Harris, Dan Anderson, Christa Assad, Linda Lighton, Misty Gamble, Eva Kwong, Peter Pincus, Michael Lucero, Arnie Zimmerman, Richard Notkin

Traces of shared DNA are found in the work of all ceramic artists and form the foundation of an ever-changing legacy of evolution and revolution. Ceramic genealogy continues to mutate and transform with each generation of promising new talent as the influence of makers and mentors continues to alter, shift, and evolve into the new, unexpected aesthetics of today. The exhibition, The Once and Future: New Now reflects the arc of that experience from the early pioneers to their heirs. Ceramics has been defined by the relationship between makers and mentors as the emphasis on community continues to thrive. Scheduled to coincide with a national ceramic conference, NCECA, the New Now exhibition is a concise display of the gallery’s dedication to representing ceramic artists for the past 30 years. Exhibiting the work of ceramic masters alongside newcomers to the field, The Once and Future: New Now embraces the theme of NCECA’s 50th anniversary conference: Makers, Mentors, and Milestones.


February 5, 2016 – March 19, 2016

2004 Baltimore AVE
Kansas City, MO