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Meadows alumna Ginger Geyer (’75), who earned a BFA in painting and an MFA in museum education at SMU, is the invited artist for this year’s Ceramic Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Art. The competition is being held entirely online this year.
As part of the annual competition, a noted ceramic artist is asked to display a small focus exhibit, which highlights the artist’s work. Though Geyer’s work cannot be seen in person, the museum is posting several video presentations of Geyer at work in her studio.
About Ginger Geyer
For each competition show, a noted ceramic artist is asked to display a small focus exhibit, which highlights the artist’s work. This year we’re pleased to welcome Austin artist Ginger Geyer. She grew up in Springdale, Arkansas, attended the University of Arkansas and took off for Texas in 1973. At SMU she earned BFA in painting and MFA in museum education. She later received a lay degree in pastoral ministry at the Seminary of the Southwest (SSW). Having worked as an art museum professional for 15 years (at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth), she occasionally consults on collection management and museum design. For another 15 years she directed artist workshops and curated the gallery for the H.E. Butt Foundation retreat center, Laity Lodge. Other career opportunities include adjunct professor at SSW and Concordia University, plus artist residencies in Vancouver, Dallas, and Rome. Making art with homeless people and especially with her own two children have deeply informed her avid studio practice. For thirty years, porcelain sculpture has been the primary medium for combining her quests into art history, spirituality and culture. A large body of “not quite trompe l’oeil” works is accompanied by ever-changing narratives. Now in a retrospective in an Austin historic house, her collaborative project with a performer called “If These Walls Could Talk,” is engaging a diverse audience over issues of privilege and racial equity. For more information, visit www.gingergeyer.com, Instagram, or Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Dallas.
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Ginger’s largest solo exhibit to date — 78 porcelain sculptures — is also on exhibit, through July 26, and into the Fall — in Austin, at Neill-Cochran House Museum. See If These Walls Could Talk links:
Austin American Statesman https://www.austin360.com/entertainment/20200305/museum-show-examines-race-and-who-built-early-austin
Also Austin NPR:
A 360 virtual tour of all 78 pieces: https://seekbeak.com/v/QXw1LKQvqL8