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Release: Sept. 3, 1999

'Different Stokes,' an invitational ceramics exhibition, opens Sept. 11 at UI Museum of Art

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Art will exhibit "Different Stokes: International Woodfire Ceramics," an international invitational exhibition, in the North and East Galleries from Sept. 11 through Oct. 31.

A joint presentation of the museum and the ceramics department of the UI School of Art and Art History, the exhibition is timed to coincide with an international conference on woodfired ceramics to be held at the UI Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

In conjunction with the exhibition at the Museum of Art, Chuck Hindes, a UI faculty member in ceramics, will give a gallery tour at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Hindes' tour, which will be free and open to the public, is part of the museum's weekly Perspectives series.

"Different Stokes" is one of several exhibitions that will be held in Iowa City during the conference. Alumnae of the UI ceramics program will be featured in an exhibition in the lobby of the Levitt Center for University Advancement, Oct. 1-June 11; "Fired Up," an exhibition of work by UI students will be shown at the Arts Iowa City Gallery in the Jefferson Building through Oct. 25; and a juried exhibition, "International Woodfire Ceramics," will be presented at Studiolo Gallery in Iowa City, Sept. 24-Oct. 31.

For centuries, artists from all around the world have combined clay, wood and fire to create objects of both utilitarian and aesthetic value. Presented in celebration of this long tradition, "Different Stokes" includes work ranging from the elegantly functional to the starkly sculptural. Artists in the forefront of the field will represent the state of woodfire pottery from many countries, including Australia, Hungary, Japan, Sweden, Scotland, Norway, Thailand and the United States.

For information on the International Woodfire Ceramics conference, contact the UI Center for Conferences and Institutes at (319) 335-4141.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.

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