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ASU to Host Ceramic Symposium

April 12, 2013

Angelo State University will host the 28th annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium on Friday, April 19, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive. 

The symposium will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open free to the public.  A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. 

Panelists for the symposium will be Susan Toomey Frost, a San Antonio expert on San Jose tiles; Mark Shapiro of Worthington, Mass., a wood-fired potter; Claudia Reese of Austin, owner of Cera-Mix Studios; and Keith Kreeger of Austin, owner of Kreeger Pottery.  Moderator will be Howard J. Taylor, director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA).  Esteban Apodaca, ASU art professor, will serve as the symposium coordinator.

In addition to the symposium, ASU will host several other events as part of the 20th annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition and the Ceramic Invitational Exhibition and Symposium that run April 18-22.

In association with the city-wide event, ASU will present the student ceramics display “Fresh and Functional” in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193.  Sponsored by the ASU art program, the display will open with a reception that will run from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 19.   Also on April 19, James Watkins, the Horn Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, will conduct a workshop from 9-11 a.m. in the ASU ceramics lab adjacent to SAMFA.  Both the art display and the workshop are open free to the public.

Other activities will include a workshop by Randy Broadnax, a potter and educator from Dallas, on Thursday, April 18, from 1-6 p.m. at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center.  Then on Saturday, April 20, invited artists Ryan McKerley, Lisa Orr, Rebecca Roberts and Marian Haigh, four of the five founding members of Austin-based pottery group Art of the Pot, will conduct a day-long demonstration workshop with each discussing their individual techniques.

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 Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.


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