5th Annual Smallidge Lecture With Guest Speaker Guy Adamec
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Buckham Gallery was pleased to present the 5th Annual Smallidge Lecture, an arts-related talk funded by the Smallidge Fund For The Arts.
The 2022 guest lecturer was Master Potter Guy Adamec. Guy Adamec makes objects in order to interpret contemporary attitudes within the context of traditional forms and aesthetics. Predominantly known for his ceramics, Adamec’s Altar Vessels, Udon Drums, and Spirit Jars become a catalyst between the tangible and the ethereal. Adamec is the Firemaster for the Flint Institute of Arts, teaching pottery, sculpture, and glaze chemistry. He has also taught for Flint Community Schools, Mott Adult High School, Mott Community College, and was Artist in Residence for Kearsley Community Schools. In 2004, he started installations of public art for the Ruth Mott Foundation, in the Flint area.
Adamec has brought his 50 years of vessel oriented pottery experience to his newest exhibition, Ojichaagwan Vessels. Ojibwa for “Spirit Within,” these vessels represent containers for one’s spirit or vessels to hold an offering to a universal omniscience. Ojichaagwan Vessels was open September 23 through Saturday, October 29, 2022.
This annual event is funded by the Smallidge Fund For The Arts. The Smallidge Family Fund for the Arts was established in 2015 to honor the memory of Bernice Smallidge and her passion for the arts and the arts community in the Flint area. This perpetual restricted fund is maintained by the continual donations of family members and friends. The endowment funds The Annual Smallidge Family Lecture, a yearly arts-related talk hosted by Buckham Gallery.
Donations to the Smallidge Fund for the Arts are tax-deductible.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.