Join multi-talented artists & educators Winnie Owens-Hart and Roberto Lugo in conversation, sharing their “it takes a village…” approach to ceramic arts. This intimate discussion will explore their relationship as mentor and mentees, how it affected their growth as artists, and passing along knowledge and building bridges across generations and cultures.
ROBERTO LUGO holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Penn State. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, among many others. Lugo is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently including a 2019 Pew Fellowship, a Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize, and a US Artist Award. His work is found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum. His solo exhibition at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore received international acclaim, earning a spot in Hyperallergic’s “Top 20 exhibitions of 2018.″
WINNIE OWENS-HART is a recognized as an educator, artist, curator, scholar filmmaker, author and critical thinker in matters of clay, art and culture.
She taught at Howard University for more than 37 years and has conducted research, exhibited, and presented workshops and lectures nationally and internationally. She has work in the collections of the Smithsonian, Kohler, Everson, universities, and private collections. Owens-Hart is currently writing a book about the History of African American Ceramic Artist from the 18th to the 20th Century.