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Works by four students selected for juried ceramics exhibition

Melissa Mitchell , News Bureau arts writer
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Artwork by four ceramics students in the University of Illinois’ School of Art and Design has been selected for inclusion in a juried exhibition.

The UI students’ work will be exhibited at the Annual Student Competitive Exhibition, which coincides with the National Council on Education for the Ceramics. The exhibition will be on view at the Leedy/Voulkos Art Center during the conference, scheduled to take place March 13-16 in Kansas City, Mo.

Exhibiting students include: (EDITORS: See List.).

"This is a big year for ceramics," said UI ceramics professor Ron Kovatch, who noted that participation in the juried show was highly competitive. Of 430 works considered, only 41 were chosen for the exhibition. Kovatch said the competition was extended to students from Missouri and the bordering states of Arkansas, Illinois and Kansas. Participating students were invited to submit two slides of their work.


CHAMPAIGN – Bob Graf, a senior majoring in ceramics; and David Rowe, a freshman majoring in ceramics

PUTNAM – Erin Morse, a senior majoring in sculpture

URBANA – Kyomi Chiba, a graduate student in ceramics