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March 28, 2017
CCC // Visit to the David Shaner Ceramics Collection
Times: 5:30-7:00 PM
David Shaner, Pillow Pot, 1982, stoneware with manganese crystal glaze, MAM collection, purchased from Bebe Kazar in 1983

Get a taste of one of the best kept Missoula secrets, the magnificent David Shaner Ceramics Collection at the Missoula home of his widow Ann Shaner. David (1934-2002) was an indelible part of Montana’s creative fabric. Following his service as one of the early resident directors of the Archie Bray Foundation (1964 -70), he established himself as a significant local artist based in Bigfork, Montana. David received many awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Scholarship Award, and, in 1989, the Montana Governor's Award for the Arts. In 2007, the Arizona State University Art Museum organized a major retrospective, Following the Rhythms of Life: The Ceramic Art of David Shaner, which traveled nationally and was exhibited at the Missoula Art Museum in 2008. Ann will provide CCC members with an intimate tour of significant works by David in her home gallery. Catalogs will be available for purchase at Ann’s home. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres generously provided by James Bar. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 406.728.0447.

*MAM members may join the Contemporary Collectors Circle for $100 in addition to their annual membership, an amount earmarked for Permanent Collection acquisitions. Members vote on collection purchases, participate in stimulating art experiences, and visit artist studios throughout the year. For more information about joining the Contemporary Collectors Circle, please contact Cassie Strauss, Director of Development, cassie@missoulaartmuseum.org.

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