Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kalamazoo Artist Eric Joseph Showing Work at the Medieval Congress

 Kalamazoo Artist  Eric Joseph  Showing Work at the Medieval Congress     

The 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 12-15, 2011.   The Congress is an annual gathering of over 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. The Congress lasts three and a half days, from Thursday morning until Sunday noon.
The Exhibits Hall,  Goldsworth Valley III  Will be  open 
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
The exhibits hall will hold nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers, and people selling items of medieval interest including Medieval Style works of art by Sculptor Eric Joseph under the studio name of Griffinstone.
All works are original pieces created by the hand of the artist. These pieces are inspired form history and not meant to be historical reproductions. I do, however, strive to work within the artistic style of particular cultures at specific points in history.

“History informs our lives and leads us directly to the here and now.
My work is inspired from history. I have been interested in functional and decorative arts of the middle ages and late antiquity. The interaction between the functional object and aesthetic expression has changed since we entered an age of mass production. The disposable quality of the things around us has altered or lives and our relationship with everyday items. I believe that when a person creates something, whether it is purely utilitarian or a nonfunctional work of art, it is imbued with the spirit of that person. I hope to express myself in my work, as well as convey a sense of historical connection.”    Eric Joseph

                   Blowing Horn

                                       Two Drinking Horns

For additional information on the Medieval Congress

For additional information on Eric Joseph’s work    find Eric in GALLERY OF FRIENDS