James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series Hosts Rebecca Hutchinson at AU Katzen Center

By Editorial Team on November 12, 2019
Photo courtesy of the artist: Tranquil Bloom by Rebecca Hutchinson , Fired and unfired porcelain paper clay, handmade paper, organic material, shredded 100 dollar bills ($1 million dollars), 12′ x 17′ x 13′
Lecture: Sunday, November 17 from 2pm to 3:30pm

Four times a year, the James Renwick Alliance (JRA) brings notable American craft artists to DC from around the country for the Distinguished Artist Series.

Public Lecture:
Sunday, November 17  | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center  4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Free and open the public

This will be Hutchinson’s first public appearance in DC since her work was featured in Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her complex pieces made of paper-clay (a porcelain clay mixture containing paper pulp) evoke the natural world by creating patterns and repetitions often found in nature. Using materials such as fired and unfired porcelain, old clothing, branches, and industrial surplus, she combines her skills in papermaking and ceramics to create things that exceed the limitations of one medium alone, especially in her large scale work. In addition to her awe-inspiring installations, Hutchinson is a dedicated professor of Ceramics at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

This public lecture is made possible by the James Renwick Alliance, District Clay and American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

The JRA celebrates and advances American Craft and craft artists by fostering education, connoisseurship, and public appreciation through programs, educational trips, publications, and recognition of excellence in the field.  In addition, we provide support to craft artists and museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For further information about the Distinguished Artist Series and Rebecca Hutchinson, or further information about the JRA, contact Jaimianne Jacobin, JRA Director, at jaimianne@jra.org or at 301.907.3888.