JOSEPH A special presentation by ceramics artist Ryan LaBar will be held at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture on Friday, Feb. 8.
LaBar is the director of residents at the LH Project, a residency ceramics program in Joseph that attracts artists from around the world.
His presentation is the first in the Josephy Centers Live & Up Front series, where recognized artists will present and discuss their works in an informal, intimate setting with the audience.
The presentation is free and will begin at 7 p.m.
LaBar is a contemporary artist who creates intricate structural systems.
As manufacturer and creator, I fabricate parts: I wheel-throw clay to make columns, tubes, bands, rings, and capsules. I extrude clay to make rods, pillars, and beams, and I compress clay to make floors and walls, he said. As architect and engineer I assemble the parts into structural systems and then I place the precarious constructs in a kiln, LaBar stated.
LaBar grew up in Great Falls, MT. He received a degree in Biology and Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane and his MFA at the University of Nebraska.
He has been featured as an artist of significance on Nebraska Public Television, which can be seen on youtube.