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Artist Reception: Works by Robert Harrison

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Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art (The Square) will host a conversation with Robert Harrison; Nicole Maria Evans, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at

Artist Reception: Works by Robert Harrison

Press Release By Paris Gibson Museum of Art – September 7, 2023
Artist Reception, Ribbon Cutting, & Panel Discussion
Surface Dreams & Superstructures: Works by Robert Harrison

Friday, September 15th | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, 1400 1st Avenue North, Great Falls, Mont.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art (The Square) will host a conversation with Robert Harrison; Nicole Maria Evans, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art; and Randi O’Brien, Associate Professor, Irvine Valley College and Editor, Studio Potter Magazine. The Square will hold a ribbon-cutting for Harrison’s two new outdoor sculptures on the north side of the museum building at 5:00pm, followed by the discussion panel and reception. Celebrated artist Robert Harrison will discuss his work in the featured exhibition Surface Dreams and Superstructures, slated through January 12, 2024.

This event is free and open to the public. Find out more at: www.the-square.org/robert-harrison

Robert Harrison is a practicing artist who lives and works in Helena, Montana, USA. He has built his 40+ year career in the site-specific large-scale architectural sculpture realm along with smaller-scale ceramic studio activity. He holds BFA and MFA degrees in Ceramics and is a member of the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva), WABA (World Association of Brick Artists), RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts) and is a Fellow of NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts). His exhibition and installation record is extensive and global. His book Sustainable Ceramics: A Practical Guide was co-published by Bloomsbury (London) and the American Ceramic Society (Ohio) in the fall of 2013.

Robert’s 35+ year association with the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts began in the summer of 1982 as a summer Resident Artist and from 1983-85 he was a full-time Resident Artist. In 1993 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bray and served as President of the Board from 1998-2004, overseeing the first capital campaign at the Bray and construction of new year-round resident artists’ studios and resident center. He continues to serve on the facilities committee.

Surface Dreams and Superstructures is curated by Nicole Maria Evans, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections. Exhibitions at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art are supported in part by the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the State of Montana, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by museum members and the citizens of Cascade County, Davidson Family Foundation, D.A. Davidson, Horizon Credit Union, an anonymous donor, and Kelly’s Signs & Design.

Please contact Nicole Maria Evans, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections for more information or with inquiries at [email protected] or 406.727.8255.

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