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Dickinson College to Host Artist-in-Residence, Ceramicist Will Preman

Flower Face, Will Preman

Philadelphia-based artist to serve as the 2019-20 Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence

Philadelphia-based artist Will Preman will serve as the 2019-20 Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence at Dickinson. His residency will include a lecture, an artist's talk and reception, and an exhibition of his work.

Preman’s art focuses on ceramics, drawing, video, sculpture and painting. His pieces draw on details that make objects or events special, strange or humorous. These visuals come from all aspects of his life, including childhood memories, daily routines, imagination and the work of other artists. Preman is the owner/designer of Yum Yum Ceramics. He has a BFA in ceramic art and art history from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has participated in residencies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Urban Culture Project in Kansas City and the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state, and he has served as ceramics production assistant for BDDW, an internationally recognized design and fabrication company.

Artist-in-Residence Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Room 235, Weiss Center for the Arts, 240 W. High St.

Artist’s Talk and Reception

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., Goodyear Gallery, 595 W. Louther St. (Cedar St. entrance)


Tuesday, Nov. 5-Saturday, Nov. 23, Goodyear Gallery, 595 W. Louther St. (Cedar St. entrance)

The Goodyear Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. For more information, call 717-254-8705.

The annual artist-in-residence program is made possible through the gracious support of Sylvia J. Smith, a Dickinson trustee and member of the class of 1973.


Published October 15, 2019