Feb 9, 2018

Artstream Nomadic Gallery To Visit Huntington on March 9, 10 & 11, 2018

Contact: (304) 529-2701

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery is a traveling exhibition space and gallery housed in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer that will visit the Huntington Museum of Art on March 9 and Pullman Square in downtown Huntington on March 10 and 11.

Artwork by well-known ceramic artists from across the country is for sale in the Artstream.

March 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be a shopping extravaganza at HMA, celebrating the touch of the artist’s hand with both the Artstream and Huntington Museum of Art’s Gift Shop open for business.  The Artstream will be parked in front of the Huntington Museum of Art, where visitors can shop for pottery made by artists from around the country.  In the Huntington Museum of Art’s Gift Shop visitors can enjoy shopping for unique, handmade items from regional artists.  Included in this celebration of what is handmade will be the Grindstone Indoor Pop-Up Café for visitors to pause for refreshment and a visit by Southside Sliders food truck.

The Artstream’s visit to Huntington is taking place in conjunction with a visit by Walter Gropius Master Artist Andy Brayman, one of the Artstream artists, who will speak at the Huntington Museum of Art about his work in ceramics on March 9, 2018, at 7 p.m. Brayman will be introduced at the March 9 presentation by Artstream founder and ceramic artist Alleghany Meadows, who will speak about the Artstream. Admission to this public presentation is free. Brayman will present a two-day workshop in ceramics at the Huntington Museum of Art titled “Hand and Machine: Experimentation and Provocation” on March 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (304) 529-2701 for information on workshop fees.

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery will then visit Pullman Square in downtown Huntington on March 10 and 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weather permitting, pottery wheel demonstrations by HMA clay students will take place and hands-on art activities for children will be offered by Marshall University Art Education students taught by Maribea Barnes-Marsano.

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery strives to place contemporary studio pottery into the hands and homes of the public, and has made stops in more than 300 locations across the country from New York City to Los Angeles, Houston to Minneapolis since its 2002 beginning. 

Several of the Artstream artists featured in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit titled The Artstream Nomadic Gallery Retrospective Exhibition are previous Gropius clay artists. This exhibit will be on display from Feb. 24 through May 20, 2018. An exhibit of Brayman’s work is also on view at the Huntington Museum of Art from Feb. 24 through May 20, 2018.

The Marshall University School of Art & Design will present a ceramics installation titled Joe Page: Flow Chart from Feb. 26 through March 30. Page will speak about his work on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 209 of MU’s Visual Arts Center. This presentation is free.

For more information on events at the Marshall University School of Art & Design, visit www.marshall.edu/art

The Artstream visit is supported by Pullman Square and Metropolitan Partners, the Development Company that developed and manages Pullman Square, and the Marshall University School of Art & Design.

Pullman Square is the Center of Huntington, W.Va., and is the premier Shopping, Entertainment, and Dining village in the City of Huntington. The unique and state of the art lifestyle center has something for everyone. For more details, please visit www.pullman-square.com.

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum’s Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth’s son, the late Alex Booth, for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.

For more information on events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. The Huntington Museum of Art is fully accessible. For more information about Pullman Square, visit www.pullman-square.com.