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updated wed 16 mar 11


Linda Arbuckle on mon 14 mar 11

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Details on the presentations for the UF NCECA Pre-Conference. For images an=
information with links see:

Nan Smith will be demonstrating life casting from a live model using rubber
molds, algisafe, and plaster, and will be building a partial life-size
figure in studio. This will be a lively, fast-moving workshop on the figure
by an expert artist/craftsman.

Kathy King will address throwing in parts to create stacked flower holders
based on the historical forms of Delft stacked tulip holders - but with a
serious twist. Kathy will discuss decisions about composition of surface
imagery on the form, and will reveal methods of using humor to seduce the
viewer (as well as some tales of foibles and follies in using this

Kevin Snipes

Kevin says, =3D93I often use written text in the form of cartoon-like word
bubbles, or notation-like scribbling to give the viewer clues into the
unfolding stories. People I know become quirky child like representations o=
themselves, and fodder for true or completely bogus tales. I like to think
of my work as =3D93sweet and spicy=3D94; not too much of either, with a goo=
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humor. There is an uncertain sense of edginess or mystery that offers the
viewer just enough information, so that they can extrapolate his or her own

Kevin will show building and surface methods and talk about the ideas that
inform his works.

UF's Harn Museum has a great national, juried clay show, "Alchemy: from Dus=
to Form", juried by Nan Smith and Kathy King mounted in the lovely rotunda
space. For people driving through, it's about 5 minutes off the Archer Rd.
exit of I-75, and has a nice cafe downstairs for lunch. Admission is free.
See the Harn web site for hours:

Alchemy catalog online:

They are normally closed Mondays, but said they would make special
arrangements the Monday before NCECA. If people stop in at the front desk
and say there are there to see the Alchemy show, you can visit that one
gallery. The Harn also has up a good show of African textiles, and has Asia=
art, including a lot of ceramics, from the permanent collection up. It's
worth a stop during regular hours if you're driving. Next door is the
Natural History Museum, also free. Their butterfly rainforest does have an
admission fee, but the landscaping is quite lovely and it's a beautiful
space. They have a window facing the museum hallway where they have rows of
crysalises with hatching butterflies.

There are a number of pre-conference shows up in Gainesville at the Thomas
Center, Oak Hall School gallery (close to the Newberry Rd I-75 exit), and o=
UF's campus.
Linda Arbuckle
UF Ceramics