WRITER: LAUREL SNYDER
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
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
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.
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)
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.
For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~artmus
on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at