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ASU to Host Ceramic Symposium, Workshops

April 12, 2012

Angelo State University will host the 27th annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium on Friday, April 20, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. 

The symposium will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and is open free to the public.  It will be followed by a free reception at 4:30 p.m., also in the EFA Building. 

Panelists for the symposium will be jurors Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, gallery owners from Santa Fe, N.M., and invited artists Kelly and Kyle Phelps, a brother duo of ceramic artists and art professors from Dayton, Ohio. 

The San Angelo Ceramic Symposium is just one of several events hosted by ASU as part of the 19th annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition and the Ceramic Invitational Exhibition and Symposium that run April 19-23. 

Also on the ASU campus, a symposium on archaeology, art history and ceramic art will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 2-5:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the Mathematics/Computer Science Building, 2200 Dena Drive.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. P. Gregory Warden, distinguished professor of art history at Southern Methodist University.   Presenters will include Dr. Kimberly Busby, ASU assistant professor of art, and a panel of art specialists.  Howard Taylor, director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA), will serve as moderator for the symposium, and Esteban Apodaca, ASU associate professor of art in ceramics, is the coordinator. 

A series of workshops will also begin April 19 with Randy Broadnax, a potter and educator from Dallas, who will lead participants in a workshop of raku and alternative firing techniques from 1-6 p.m. at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

On Friday, April 20, Susan Budge, a professor of art at San Antonio College, will conduct a workshop at the ASU Ceramics Lab located adjacent to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. 

On Saturday, April 21, the Phelps brothers will conduct a day-long demonstration workshop on using clay and various finishes at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. 

The five days of events are co-sponsored by ASU, SAMFA, the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events and the Old Chicken Farm Art Center.  For more information, call Apodaca in the ASU Department of Art and Music at 325-942-2085.

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