ISU to host 2009 International Ceramics Symposium July 2-31

June 17, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. --- Indiana State University will host seven world-renowned ceramic artists in conjunction with the 2009 International Ceramics Symposium titled "Cultural Influence: From Traditional Expression to Modern Context."

The symposium, a collaboration between Indiana State's Department of Art, University Art Gallery and the College of Arts and Sciences, will feature Gabriela Luptáková, Slovakia; Jung-do Lee, Korea; Yuji Yasui, Japan; Deirdre McLoughlin, Ireland/Netherlands; Lenka Holíková, Czech Republic; Jana Trubacíková, Czech Republic and Yih-Wen Kuo, USA/Taiwan.

While in residency during the month of July, the artists will create, lecture, and exhibit work created during their visit. All events are free, open to the public and accessible to persons with disabilities.

LECTURES:
Friday, July 3
Keynote Address given by Dick Hay, Indiana State emeriti art professor, titled "A Casserole, Baked Beans, and the Guernica"
Lecture: Yih-Wen Kuo, Taiwan
6-9 p.m., Recital Hall, Center for Performing and Fine Arts

Friday, July 17
Lectures: Yuji Yasui, Japan and Lenka Holíková, Czech Republic
6-9 p.m., Recital Hall, Center for Performing and Fine Arts

Friday, July 24
Lectures: Janet Trubacíková, Czech Republic and Gabriela Luptáková, Slovakia
6-9 p.m., Recital Hall, Center for Performing and Fine Arts

Saturday, July 25
Lectures: Jung-do Lee, Korea and Deirdre McLoughlin, Ireland/Netherlands
2-4 p.m., Recital Hall, Center for Performing and Fine Arts

Thursday, July 30
Opening Reception: 30 Days of Dirt: Clay International
4-7 p.m., Turman Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 649 Chestnut St.

The symposium will also host open studios from 5-7 p.m. on July 17 and 24 and a public workshop with demonstrations from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 in the Art Annex at 537 N. Fourth Street. Please enter from the southwest side of the building. The public is encouraged to get a glimpse into the life of these professional ceramic artists. Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information regarding the symposium please contact assistant professor Ray Chen at rchen@isugw.indstate.edu  or by calling 812-237-3795.

"Cultural Influence: From Traditional Expression to Modern Context" would not be possible without the gracious support from the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Indiana State Promising Scholars Grant.

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Contact: Ray Chen, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, 812. 237.3795 or rchen@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

 

 

 

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Indiana State University will host seven world-renowned ceramic artists in conjunction with the 2009 International Ceramics Symposium titled "Cultural Influence: From Traditional Expression to Modern Context."

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