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Exhibition proposal accepted by the NCECA

Proposal Rendering for Bumfack Co., by Kevin Kao and Xia Zhang to take place at the NCECA Project Space, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2014.

Kevin Kao, a second year graduate student in ceramics at UT and Xia Zhang, a graduate student in ceramics at West Virginia University have had their exhibition proposal accepted by the National Council for Education in the Ceramics Arts (NCECA). Their ceramic art installation titled Bumfack Co. will be featured in this years’ NCECA Project Space to take place in conjunction with the annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2014.

Their installation will explore perceptions of authenticity and value as they create handmade ceramic knock-­offs at a production facility situated within the NCECA conference. NCECA attendees will be invited to participate in the production of work and in so doing will be encouraged to consider their own perceptions of authenticity and value while experiencing differing, culturally based, production methods. The NCECA Project Space is a venue that incorporates clay within time-based, performative, or site responsive works and encourages interaction between the artist’s and NCECA conference attendees.


Spotlight: Ceramics

The 47th Annual National Council for the Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference, NCECA, was held in Houston, Texas in March. More than 100 exhibitions took place in conjunction with the conference and University of Tennessee School of Art faculty, students and alumni were well represented in them. Kevin Kao, MFA candidate, had work selected for one of the two featured exhibits, “NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition,” Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts. Jessica Kreutter, MFA 2010, had work included in three exhibitions: “Flight, the day I began to disappear,” Art League of Houston; “Glassell School Faculty Exhibit,” 1600 Smith Gallery and a conference long installation piece at the “NCECA Projects Space,” Houston Convention Center. Chris Pickett, BFA 2001, had new work on view at the “Archie Bray Resident Artist Exhibition,” 18 Hands Gallery. Tara Wilson, BFA 2000, had dinnerware on view in the “Santa Fe Clay: La Mesa Exhibition,” Houston Convention Center. Sally Brogden, Professor of Art, had two works on view in the exhibition “New Century Modern” at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts where it travelled after having first been exhibited at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.  Emily Bivens, Associate Professor of Art, had a bridge club project: “Inheritance” on View at Box 13 Art Space.








Beyond the exhibitions above, UT students and alumni were busy supporting their favorite residencies and current institutions at the NCECA conference. Carey Ellen Pettigrew, BFA candidate, was helping La Meridiana Ceramic Center, Italy, answer questions at their booth. Wes Smith, BFA 1999, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, was busy at his booth recruiting future students. Ron Geibel, UT Post Bac, was busy at the University of Montana booth speaking to potential students. Special thanks are due BFA candidates Bindy Sefton, Chelsea Higgins, Samantha Briegel, and MFA candidate Victoria Buck who greeted visitors to the University of Tennessee recruiting booth.cer_spot9OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcer_spot4cer_spot5cer_spot8

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