WAM x Twin Cities Art Week: Ebb/Flow Walkthrough with Chotsani Elaine Dean
Sep 27 2023 | 3:30 - 4:30pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

multicolored ceramic artpieces displayed on wall

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Kick off this year’s Twin Cities Art Week explorations with a gallery walkthrough at WAM, led by ceramic artist Chotsani Elaine Dean and Weisman Senior Curator Diane Mullin. Explore the intricate materials, histories, and processes that have shaped Dean’s work, Comptoir de commerce: saadje, navigeren, waarde, 2022, featured in the exhibition Ebb/Flow.

About Twin Cities Art Week

Twin Cities Art Week is a celebration of the vibrant local contemporary art scene in 24 venues across Minneapolis and St. Paul. From September 27 – October 1, the Twin Cities Art Week will offer a full calendar of events including a gallery crawl, live performances, exhibition walkthroughs, film screenings, artist talks, parties and more. Spearheaded by Dreamsong, the participants of Twin Cities Art Week include major institutions, small non-profit spaces, commercial galleries, artist-run spaces and university galleries dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Find the full schedule of venues and events on the Twin Cities Art Week website.

Image credit (top): Chotsani Elaine Dean, Memory Pieced Strip Sampler Quilt: Trade, Commodity, Exchange & Goods – Trading Post: Exchange and Sojourn exhibition Northern Clay Center (NCECA 2019)

Chotsani Elaine Dean

About the Artist

Chotsani Elaine Dean, b. Hartford, CT, is an artist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Minnesota. She received her BFA in ceramics from Hartford Art School and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Dean is coauthor of the book, Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists, Schiffer Publishing. She has been in residence at the John Michael Kohler Artist Residency, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Teaching and Research grant. Dean was the inaugural MJ DO Good resident at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, held the position of studio manager at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown, Connecticut, and is the recipient of a Connecticut Arts Grant. She has lectured and exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has taught at institutions including Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, University of Connecticut, Connecticut College, and Hartford Art School.

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