Ceramics Symposium at UK – Lexington

Hey everyone. Here’s the info for the ceramics symposium at the University of Kentucky in Lexington:

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Figuration to Fragmentation

Information and Schedule of all Exhibits, Lectures & Conference

Figuration to Fragmentation is a national figurative ceramic exhibit, held jointly between Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University, and Tuska Center for Contemporary Art at the University of Kentucky, in the Fall of 2009. Works will focus on the use of the body in contemporary ceramics, examining structures of identity, the effect of human psychological degradation on the body, and bodily fragmentation. An online catalog will be produced (available for download or purchase), featuring an essay by noted ceramic critic, Adam Welch, on the use of the figure in contemporary ceramics. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a lecture series, held at both UK & Transylvania, on consecutive Thursday nights, and a mini-conference at UK on October 1 & 2, examining the use of the figure in contemporary art.

Dates and Participating Artists:

Tuska Center for Contemporary Art Morlan Gallery

University of Kentucky Transylvania University

Dates: Sept 8 – Oct 16, 2009 Sept 11 – Oct 15, 2009

Opening Receptions: Fri, Sept 18, 5-8pm Fri, Sept 18, 5-8pm (Lexington’s Gallery Hop)

Participating Artists: Tanya Batura Tom Bartel

Anne Drew Potter Kira Campbell

Keith Smith Judy Fox

Liz Zacher Hunter Stamps

Schedule of Exhibits & Events:

Tues, Sept 8 TCCA exhibit opens / UK

Fri, Sept 11 Morlan Gallery exhibit opens, Artist Talk: Judy Fox, 7 pm / TU

Thurs, Sept 17 Art Historian Lecture, Morlan Gallery, 7 pm / TU (unconfirmed)

Fri, Sept 18 Lexington Gallery Hop: Morlan and TCCA opening receptions, 5-8 pm

Thurs, Sept 24 Artist Workshop: Anne Drew Potter, 9am-11:30, 1-4:00

Artist Talk: Anne Drew Potter, Niles Gallery, 7 pm / UK

Fri, Sept 25 Anne Drew Potter, Arts Professions Class, 12 pm / UK

Thurs, Oct 1 Mini Conference / UK

9-11:30 am Keith Smith Workshop

11:30 am-1 pm lunch break (lunch not provided)

1-3:30 pm Keith Smith Workshop

4-7 pm Morlan Gallery open for viewing, dinner break

7-8 pm Adam Welch, keynote lecture

8-9 pm TCCA reception

Fri, Oct 2 Mini Conference / UK

9-11:30 am Keith Smith Workshop

12-1 pm Adam Welch Arts Professions Class

1-2:30 pm lunch break (lunch not provided)

2:30-3:30 Artist Talk: Keith Smith

3:30-4:30 Closing discussion, lead by Zoe Strecker

Thurs, Oct 8 Artist Talk / TU (unconfirmed)

Thurs, Oct 15 Morlan Gallery exhibit closes

Fri, Oct 16 TCCA exhibit closes

For more information on events held at the University of Kentucky, please contact:

Kate Sprengnether Director, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art k.sprengnether@uky.edu

Hunter Stamps Assistant Professor of Ceramics h.stamps@uky.edu

For more information on events held at Transylvania University, please contact:

Andrea Fisher Director, Morlan Gallery afisher@transy.edu

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