Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft was abuzz this past weekend as staff unpacked and displayed more than 100 works from influential Oregon ceramicist Betty Feves (1918-1985).
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Generations: Betty Feves
- Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis Street, Portland
- March 15–July 28, 2012
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From the 1950s through the ‘70s, Feves brought a Modernist approach to Northwest ceramics. She dug her own clay from the hills surrounding her Pendleton home. She made her own glazes from plants and materials nearby. She brought a new aesthetic to Eastern Oregon. Many artists today, including Oregon painter James Lavadour, count Feves as an important influence.
Recently Oregon Art Beat followed museum curator Namita Gupta Wiggers to Pendleton where much of Feves’ work has remained untouched since her death. The Art Beat crew captured video (above) of how these pieces were carefully moved from her home studio to the Museum of Contemporary Craft for their new exhibit “Generations: Betty Feves,” which opens today and runs through July 28th.
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The video was filmed by Tom Shrider and edited by Mike Midlo.
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