Artstream Nomadic Gallery Brings Ceramic Art—and Artists—to Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (March 29, 2017)—The Artstream Nomadic Gallery, founded by Pitzer College alumnus Alleghany Meadows ’94, will cruise into Claremont on April 4, bringing an Airstream trailer full of work by contemporary ceramic artists to Pitzer’s campus. Handmade ceramics will be on sale at the gallery, which will set up shop next to the Grove House, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The day-long visit includes artists’ demonstrations and lectures. All events are free and open to the public.

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery is an exhibition space that criss-crosses the country in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer. Created by Meadows in 2002 to spread access to and appreciation of ceramic art, this gallery on wheels has toured the US from New York City to Los Angeles, exhibiting work by more than 150 national, international and emerging ceramic artists, according to the Artstream website. When it’s not on the road, the Artstream Nomadic Gallery is based in Carbondale, CO.

Tim Berg, Pitzer College associate professor of art, says the Artstream Nomadic Gallery “is an incredible redefinition of what a gallery can be in the twenty-first century.”

“We are fortunate to be a stop on their West Coast spring tour,” Berg said. “Not only do they bring unique and stunning objects that can be purchased at reasonable prices, but artists who sell their work in the gallery also come to demonstrate their making processes and discuss their formal and conceptual evolution.”

Alleghany Meadows ’94

Meadows and three other ceramic artists—Doug Browe, Ben Carter and Julia Galloway—will show and share their techniques in two sessions, one from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the other from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Pitzer College Ceramics Studio on the first floor of McConnell Center. Meadows and Galloway will talk about their work at 4 p.m. in Avery Hall 201.

Meadows majored in art at Pitzer. After graduating from Pitzer, he received a Watson Foundation Fellowship to study potters in Nepal and earned his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His work has been exhibited across the country and can be found in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX, and West Virginia’s Huntington Museum of Art, which honored him with the Walter Gropius Master Award.

Meadows will also speak about art and entrepreneurship as part of the College’s Career Services’ Guiding Pitzer Students alumni event series on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the McConnell Living Room.

For more information about the Artstream Nomadic Gallery’s artists and tour schedule, visit:

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