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"20/20 Vision" Ceramics Symposium Success

The ceramics event Nov.4-8 brought together Alaska artists and ceramicists from the Lower 48 for workshops, lectures and shows.

Photo from Nov 4-8 eventThe University of Alaska Southeast and the Alaska State Museum joint effort, “20/20 Vision” Ceramics Symposium was a great example of UAS collaboration with community. The ceramics event Nov.4-8 brought together Alaska artists and ceramicists from the Lower 48 for workshops, lectures and shows.

“The purpose of these workshops was to teach students at the University of Alaska Southeast and show them a bit of the professionalism that occurs with ceramic artists at a higher level,” UAS Ceramics faculty Jeremy Kane told the Juneau Empire. A one-time special Saturday Evening at Egan lecture capped off a week of events on Saturday night. Three contemporary ceramic artists and former colleagues and mentors of Kane, Josh Deweese, Ted Adler, and Liz Zacher shared their recent work and influences. Prior to the lecture, a UAS Student Art Opening in the Lake Room was well attended and appreciated.

Adler was particularly impressed with UAS art students and the quality of their work at the opening and displayed in the newly renovated walkways in the Henricksen building. He also had high praise for ceramics students, who he called, “inspired, energetic and invested.”

Kane co-curated the 20/20 Vision invitational exhibit. Forty pieces of contemporary ceramics will be displayed at the Alaska State Museum through Dec. 17. An opening reception was held on Friday, Nov. 7, at the museum.

 
 

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