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Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Mac McCusker

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By Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts

Friday, October 16, 2020 4pm

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Friday, October 16, 2020 4pm

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During this visit we travel to Durham, North Carolina to visit with figurative sculptor Mac McCusker and view a demonstration of his work. Mac McCusker’s figurative work and narrative vessels document personal experiences and struggles as a transgender artist. McCusker addresses preconceptions and prejudices about transgender and gender non-binary individuals as well as about the larger LGBTQIA community by sharing personal narratives through self-portrait busts, small-scale figures, and sculptural vessels.

About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Event: Friday, October 16, 2020 4pm - 6pm (EST) via Zoom

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Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.

Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

Artist Biography:

Mac McCusker earned their BA from Armstrong State University and an MFA from Georgia State University. They have been a resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks and Penland and was an emerging artist in 2018 in Ceramics Monthly magazine. They have been a consistent lecturer and presenter at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts. Mac has taught college in Savannah and Atlanta and teaches workshops around the United States. Their work is exhibited nationally. Mac currently resides in Durham, NC and is the studio manager at Claymakers.

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