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April 2009

Release Date: April 13, 2009ASU Logo

ASU to Host Ceramic Invitational Events

Angelo State University will host several events on Friday, April 17, as part of the four-day San Angelo Ceramic Invitational Exhibition and Symposium.

The day’s first activity will be a ceramic workshop by Ty Brunson, associate professor of art at Arkansas Tech University, from 8-10 a.m. in the ASU ceramic lab next to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. The workshop is open free to the public.

The 24th annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building (EFA), Rm. 101, 2602 Dena Drive. The symposium is also open free to the public.

Invited artists will serve as panelists during the Friday afternoon symposium. Joe Bova, an active artist who also teaches at Ohio University, Sunyong Chung, who works in colored porcelain, Billy Ray Mangham, who operates an art studio near San Marcos, and Inge Balch, an art professor at Baker University in Kansas, will discuss their work and conduct a question and answer session.

Howard Taylor, director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, will serve as moderator of the symposium and Esteban Apodaca, associate professor of art in ceramics at ASU, will be symposium coordinator.

At 4:30 p.m., an opening reception will be held in the Tucker Room of the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, sponsored by the University Center Program Council.

Also at ASU, ceramic students will show their works in the Room 193 Art Gallery inside the Carr EFA Building from 6-9 p.m. Bova, Chung and Mangham will be featured in an invitational ceramic exhibit, “Different Directions: Coming Together in Clay.”

Other activities will be hosted during the four-day event at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fort Concho National Historic Monument, the Coop Gallery in front of the art museum, Bonnie Beesley Rug Gallery, 221 S. Chadbourne St. and the Tent Bazaar, on the corner of South Chadbourne Street and Concho Avenue.

For more information, call Apodaca at 942-2787 or 942-2085.