Bonnie Staffel on wed 23 jan 02
I received the following notice about a great workshop at Bowling Green
State University. Maybe some are interested in attending.
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 11:03:24 -0500
> >School of Art
> >Bowling Green State University
> >Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
> >Please forward to all individuals that this may be of interest to within
> >your institution.
> > From February 11, 2002 through March 1, 2002, the Bowling Green
> >State University School of Art will be hosting an event, featuring ten
> >distinguished ceramic artists, entitled Peter Voulkos & Friends: A BGSU
> >Interdisciplinary Art Symposium. Five of these artists are
> >recognized as leaders in the field of ceramics Peter Voulkos, Jun
> >Rudy Autio, Paul Soldner, and Don Reitz, while the other five are
> >acknowledged as the leading artists in the nation Dan Anderson, Chuck
> >Hindes, Sadashi Inozuka, Eva Kwong, and Kirk Mangus. Rarely in the field
> >of arts is there such an opportunity to host such a diverse group of
> >important artists.
> > The format of the event is centered on Peter Voulkos;
> >unquestionably the most prestigious ceramics artist of this century and
> >founder of the contemporary clay movement. During the three weeks,
> >will create several large-scale pieces of art in the ceramics lab at BGSU
> >and provide a slide lecture that will open to the public. Throughout the
> >event, the other featured artists will provide demonstrations in
> >printmaking, drawing, and glassblowing and provide slide lectures of
> > We invite you to join us for this unprecedented event. The
> >itinerary for the symposium includes:
> >Monday-Friday visitors may observe these artists working in ceramics,
> >drawing, glass, and printmaking. In-studio observation is available for
> >fee of $20/day or $50/3 days. Space is limited and reservations should
> >made by calling Susan Kozal at (419) 372-010 or e-mailing to
> >Peter Voulkos & Friends, a small exhibition runs Feb. 12-15, 10am-4pm in
> >the Willard Wankleman Gallery. Free.
> >2/13/02, 7-10pm Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater, Don Reitz and Dan
> >Anderson present an illustrated lecture. Free.
> >2/14/02, 7-10pm Bowen-Thompson Student Union Multipurpose room, Rudy
> >and Jun Kaneko present an illustrated lecture. Free.
> >2/20/02, 7-10pm Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom, Peter Voulkos and
> >Paul Soldner present an illustrated lecture. Free.
> >We hope that you will be able to join us.
> >Susan Kozal, Coordinator of Fine Arts
> >John Balistreri, Assistant Professor, Ceramics Head
Regards, Bonnie Staffel, Charlevoix, MI. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Johnson on wed 23 jan 02
How neat! So Peter's still around?? Pardon me if I have a nostalgic
moment...years and years ago when my husband was a young(ish) virtually
homeless jazz musician (before we met), he was friends with Voulkos, out in
California. The wondrous potter offered Harris, then known as Sleepy
Johnson, one of his pots as a gift...because he had noplace to put it,
Harris turned it down. Siiiiigh...
Must have been close to 40 years ago now...I've often thought about that
> > >distinguished ceramic artists, entitled Peter Voulkos & Friends: A BGSU
> > >Interdisciplinary Art Symposium. Five of these artists are
> > >recognized as leaders in the field of ceramics Peter Voulkos, Jun
> > >Rudy Autio, Paul Soldner, and Don Reitz, while the other five are