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Graduate Student Biennial 2019

The Clay Studio
137-139 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Currently on display from:

May 31, 2019-July 14, 2019

 

Timelapse of my installation at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. USA

for The Graduate Student Biennial Exhibition 2019.

The Clay Studio | Graduate Student Biennial 2019

Ciro Di Ruocco

 

 

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Medium & Materials:
Porcelain, hand blown glass, LED light

Measurements:
15" x 7" x 31"

Date:
2019

Description:
I was deeply moved by “how understanding our past informs our present and, more importantly, our future.” As I researched Whitman’s work, I loved seeing how he celebrated everyone; even the “The opium-eater reclines with rigid head and just-open’d lips” from his poem “Song of Myself.” This poem is often used in the recovery community to teach addicts/alcoholics that they need to forgive and love themselves. I also identified with his ability to be of service to others in an advocacy capacity. “You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.” I reach global audiences through contemporary activist art that touches people’s emotions and gives a voice to those who are most vulnerable. I believe graduate studies are reserved for people who aspire to change the world, and this is what I am doing.

 

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Listener’s Choice Part B | Picks From The First 500 Episodes | Episode 500B

 

Paul Blais:

I went to the mic and asked for the listeners to send me their top picks from the first 500 episodes and what part of the episodes really made and impact. For some of the people who wrote in I was able to call them and have a short conversation, and for others I read their email. Either way, this episode is dear to my heart. I hope you enjoy it.

Ciro: I will reflect on this later… Right now I’m off to demo for my friends at The Mud Studio

The Mud Studio

961 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602

http://www.themudstudio.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Potters Cast | Mentorship | Ciro Di Ruocco | Episode 490

It was a very special honor to be a guest on The Potters Cast with my mentor Paul Blais.. talking about mentorship.

Ciro Di Ruocco is an emerging visual artist/curator, splitting his time between studios in Nanaimo, BC, Canada and his hometown of Duxbury, Vermont. Ciro’s work in ceramics is complimented by an affinity for printmaking and surface/ texture design. Ciro combines a utilitarian sensibility with a contemporary street art aesthetic, fusing his own imagery to create works that are inspired by our daily lives. Ciro is currently an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Print on Clay Workshop at Vancouver Island Pottery Supply

 

Please join us for a
Print on Clay workshop
with Ciro Di Ruocco ( @cirocapri84 )
at Vancouver Island Pottery Supply.
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November 17th
From 11am-2pm
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The cost of the workshop is $65.00.

You can register by emailing
sales@vipotterysupply.com
Or

call 250-248-2314

Monday-Friday

9:00 AM-4:00pm

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Ciro will be demonstrating various printmaking techniques he employs to weave narrative and build composition in his work.

The format will be geared towards a hands on approach to learning.

 

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North By Northwest – CBC radio Interview

 

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/north-by-northwest/episode/15572493

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Sheryl McKay and producer Matthew Parsons for having me on the show.

Reflecting on A_Dog Day 2017 (No.4) Part 1 of 3

Celebrating the life of Andy Williams aka DJ A_Dog in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

I heard somewhere in my travels that as a community we get sick or we get healthy together. What I witnessed Saturday August 26, 2017, was a community of people coming together in memory of Andy Williams. Skaters, DJ’s, artists, friends, and family. A community of people commemorating a Burlington icon, featuring both established and emerging talent.

For myself, it was a dream come true. Participating in this year’s event was truly an honour. Thank you to The Friends For A_Dog Foundation for approving my project and allowing me the creative freedom to create an installation that held true to my vision.

‘Timeless DJ A_Dog’

‘Timeless DJ A_Dog’ is a mixed media art installation. A medium mash-up of ceramics and printmaking. Translucent porcelain skateboards with screen printed images of DJ A_Dog. Displayed using plexiglass, wood pallets and salvaged wood. The structure and decks were illuminated by LED lights that were sound responsive to the music.

How on earth did I come up with this idea/ concept?

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Art Achievement Award!

The Nanaimo Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Arts Achievements Awards

Focused at the wheel
Focused at the wheel

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Always in my heart. I miss my friend.

As I lay in bed hallucinating, waiting to fall asleep, I see a brighter future for the place I grew up. Maybe my experience can help. I don't have a desire to live back in Vermont but I would like to be of service. How can I do that? How can I impact a change to a place stricken by prescription pills and heroin, my home that I am proud to be from but scared for friends and family.

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Reflecting on Denver. A life changer. Narcolepsy PSA

I meet my first person with Narcolepsy.

My head jerks forward. I fight the sleepiness but my head drops anyway. The cab driver wakes me up to tell me we have arrived at the Denver airport. I smile and thank him.

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