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Meet the Artist: Richard Hirsch

Richard Hirsch as inspired by Helen Frankenthaler’s "Seer"

Title:  Homage to H.F. (right)  Materials:  Encaustic and dry ceramic materials
Inspired by: Helen Frankenthaler’s Seer (left)

Join us Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm for an opportunity to hear Richard Hirsch and Scott Meyer talk about the new book With Fire: Richard Hirsch. The book was written by Scott Meyer and published in December 2012 by RIT Press. It is available at the Gallery Store as well as online. This event is free and open to the public. Arrive early and enjoy tapas, wine and beer for purchase from Max at the Gallery. Half-price gallery admission every Thursday after 5 pm.

With Fire: Richard Hirsch is the story of ceramic artist Richard Hirsch, and an examination of the work for which he is so widely celebrated. This richly illustrated book presents the life of an artist whose career spans some of the most important developments in the American Clay Movement. Hirsch established a connection with the legendary Raku and Ohi families, whose influence created a lasting pedagogical and creative link to the West that continues today.

Hirsch is one of 40 regional artists invited by the Gallery Council to interpret works in the MAG collection for Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years, on view through April 21st.


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