Current Exhibitions:

Dan Anderson

​September 2, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Featuring: Dan Anderson

Location: Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108

Dan Anderson’s solo show titled “Mascots, Hearts of Love, and Proposals” is exhibited at the Belger Crane Yard Studios, 2011 Tracy Avenue. Anderson tells us the “Mascots” in the show reference large midwestern structures such as water tanks and corn cribs, along with the graffiti that can be found on these rural landmarks. He has been fascinated with these edifices since he climbed his hometown’s municipal water tank as a teen. Dan’s work, inspired by these iconic structures, can be found in exhibitions and collections throughout the world. In addition to sculpture, Anderson plans to bring some of his signature teapots and tea sets to Kansas City.

Anderson taught at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1970 to 2002 and has maintained an active clay practice since retirement. Dan completed a residency in France over the summer where he created some of the works shown in this exhibition. A wood-fire enthusiast, his anagama wood-fired kiln in Edwardsville draws artists from far and wide for firings.

Paolo Porelli: Humankind: The Sublime and The Ridiculous

​September 2 - December 17, 2016
Featuring: Paolo Porelli

Location: Belger Arts Center
2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Paolo Porelli’s exhibit, “Humankind: The Sublime and The Ridiculous” is exhibited at the Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut Street. Known for his figurative sculpture, this body of work is a hybrid of ideas culled from mythological imagery, pop-culture references, and contemporary society to articulate the human behaviors — both good and bad.

Paolo created many of the exhibition works last winter during his Fellowship Residency at Belger Crane Yard Studios. Porelli came to the studio from Italy, where he has been running his own ceramics studio since 1990. In more recent years he and his wife, Lori-Ann Touchette, have operated c.r.e.t.a rome, an international art residency program.

Mark Arnold - Digital Debut

August 5 - September 30, 2016
Featuring: Mark Arnold

Online Launch - First Friday, August 5, 2016, 5PM CST

Mark enjoys making functional pottery that fulfills specific purposes, such as mugs teapots, and jars. Drawing from his days as a BMX rider, his forms embrace repetition and pattern. It’s the architecture of the cities buildings and bridges that fill his rich surfaces. In order to keep the work from becoming too rigid, and losing its allure to function, Mark introduces lines, dots, and circles referencing abstract expressionism.


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Kansas City, MO 64108

@ Belger Crane Yard Studios

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2011 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108

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