Iowa Clay Exhibit Opens At University Art Gallery Jan. 20

Jan. 14, 1998

indent pictureAn exhibit that showcases the ceramic sculptures of two nationally-known artists, Chuck Hindes and Bunny McBride, will open Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the University Art Gallery in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building on the Baylor University campus. The "Iowa Clay" exhibit will run through Feb. 14.

indent pictureHindes and McBride direct the ceramics program at the University of Iowa and are vessel-oriented potters. "Both men are master potters by anybody's definition," said Paul McCoy, associate professor of art and director of the University Art Gallery.

indent pictureApproximately 20 pieces by each sculptor will be featured at the Baylor exhibit. Hindes and McBride's works show the influence Japanese and Korean ceramics have had on the artists, although Hindes' sculptures are more aesthetic in nature as opposed to McBride's utilitarian pieces. Both artists call upon the Eastern tea ceremonial as inspiration for their work, and the exhibit will include sculpted tea pots, rice bowls, casserole dishes and other utensils used in the Eastern culture.

indent picture"Their work is stunning. This is a rich and challenging show," said McCoy. "This exhibit goes beyond what people will expect from tea pots."

indent pictureAs an added bonus, the artists will come to Baylor on March 30 to conduct a one-day ceramics workshop, which will be open to the public.

indent pictureThe University Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery also is open during Baylor theater performances. Admission is free.

indent pictureFor more information on the exhibit or workshop, contact McCoy at 710-1867.

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