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217 Clark Street Art Center Room 215B
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4498


Visiting Artists Lecture Series


Sand Dune

Artist Talk by Misty Gamble:
September 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
Union Ballroom 240
"Provocation in Ceramics"

Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. This makes sense given that, as a child, Misty was immersed in her father’s world of puppetry and the performing arts. Traveling to many parts of the world as a young girl and later as an adult has also made an indelible impact on her life and work. In 1998, Misty was invited to be the first American to perform in Iran (since 1979) at the 7th International Puppet Festival in Tehran. Gamble’s current work, life-size ceramic figurative sculptures, focuses attention on issues surrounding femininity and challenges conventional standards of morality, normalcy and propriety. Misty received her MFA from San Francisco State University and is the recipient of a number of honors including awards from the Martin Wong Foundation, National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts and the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation. In 2008, she received an artist grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation and was honored as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Misty has been awarded long-term residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where she earned the Howard Kottler Fellowship, and The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute in the School of the Foundation Year and exhibits nationally and internationally.

This lecture is supported by the UCM Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the UCM Gallery of Art & Design, and the Missouri Arts Council.

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About the Visiting Artists Lecture Series:

A “remote” location, the University of Central Missouri and the city of Warrensburg is nestled in the hills of west central Missouri with a historical past where “mules” were more precious than gold, and “a dog is a man’s best friend” was coined. It is the epigram of the University of Central Missouri and Gallery of Art and Design to provide arts programming through lectures and exhibitions emphasizing cultural and artistic diversity while maintaining the pride of legendary history. The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is a series of lectures, exhibitions, and demonstrations, presenting Missouri-based, national, and international artists, writers, and designers. With a focus on UCM students, the community of Warrensburg, and surrounding areas, the series goal is to provide support for UCM’s academic curriculum. As well as supporting multidisciplinary learning in a gallery context, while providing outreach opportunities within Johnson County.


All lectures will be held in the Gallery of ART & DESIGN unless otherwise noted. Times and dates subject to change. Please check the Gallery Calendar for the most up-to-date information.