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Gallery Exhibition: Atmospheric // New Work by Eric Hoefer


New works by Eric Hoefer

In the Farmhouse Gallery through July

Join us on Friday, July 13th for an artist talk and gallery opening with Eric, our June ceramic artist-in-residence.  

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“The timeless quality that can be found in ceramic vessels and objects drives my work; it is a strong reflection of humanity revealing our history, values and spirit. Clay is a uniquely intimate material that allows one to create through the act of touch. Its infinite possibility of abstraction and expression is inspiring. Historical ceramic iconography, modern painting, architecture, sculpture and contemporary design all merge together and inform my work.” Eric Hoefer

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Eric Hoefer is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Central Oklahoma where he teaches courses in hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic art.  Originally from upstate New York, where he developed his passion for the arts.  His formal education in Fine Arts began at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica, New York. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.  After graduation, Hoefer pursued post-baccalaureate studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and then spent one year working in Las Vegas, Nevada at Tom Coleman's Studio and Gallery.  He received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois and completed a one-year artist-in-residency at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri. As an artist, his current research has been in creating soda and wood-fired architectonic porcelain vessels.  Mr. Hoefer has been teaching in higher education for over 10 years now and continues to exhibit his work throughout the United States.

Join us in the Applebarn on Fridays for artist talks, guest lectures, readings, residency presentations, roundtable discussions and engaging conversations on art, ecology, food, philosophy and more!  

Earlier Event: July 11
The Artist's Role
Later Event: July 14
Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour