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Sherrie Carris received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas, and her M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa 1n 1972. Along with her husband Tom they have owned and operated Carris Pottery for over 30 years.Sherrie's floral pottery has been widely collected including a large carved porcelain planter in the TN governor's mansion. The State of TN bought one of her pieces to give to Patricia Neal. Artist in Residence Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

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1-6-10 The Art of Illumination: Illuminating the Arts

Wolfsonian -  Inside OutCheck out this information about a new type of exhibition. I received this press release from the Wolfsonian and I can't wait to go see it. The historic South Beach district with this site at night will be outstanding! Maybe I can hit one of their pub nights.

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- Sherrrie


The Art of Illumination: Illuminating the Arts

The Wolfsonian's exterior walls will become exhibition spaces for the display of digital images, thanks to a three-year, $500,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Wolfsonian's initiative, The Art of Illumination: Illuminating the Arts, will utilize lighting systems and digital technology to display images ranging from large-scale reproductions of pieces in the museum's collection to commissioned contemporary works. The exterior displays will be presented in a variety of formats including images, video, film, static and moving text, and interactive mobile technology. The Wolfsonian began this project in 2005, working with New York-based Herves Descottes and L'Observatoire Internationale to develop the concept,
The Art of Illumination will bring the collection located within the museum's walls outside, introducing the materials to a large audience of passersby, which will extend the museum's reach. The project is partly a response to the physical design of the museum's building, originally built as a storage facility and deliberately designed to be inaccessible to the public. Now, as a public institution, the museum aims to reach the widest audience possible. The large variety of materials displayed through the "Art of Illumination" will allow the museum to address a mass audience to communicate the pivotal role that art, design, and culture play in shaping and reflecting human experience.

"At night, it will look like the building wakes up and turns into a dream, something magical," says Wolfsonian director Cathy Leff. "Miami Beach is a city to be experienced at night, and these projected images will give an identity to the building, allow interactive activities, break open the vault, and bring the collection and exhibitions outside for all to see and entice them to come into the museum."


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