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University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art to present 'Figured Ceramics,' opening Oct. 1. <br>

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Darrell Taylor, Acting Director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Figured Ceramics,' an invitational exhibition of figurative ceramic art will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Friday,

Oct. 25.

Internationally renowned artist, Arthur Gonzalez, one of eight featured artists for the show, will give a lecture about his work at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Kamerick Art Building Art Auditorium, Room 111. Support for this lecture has come from the Martha Ellen Tye Visiting Artist/Scholar Series.

'Figured Ceramics' is an exhibition of new work with the human form as the principal subject, which has become an emerging genre in the discipline of ceramics arts, according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the UNI Gallery of Art. He added that many of the most important artists working with the figure are represented in this exhibition.

In addition to lecturer Arthur Gonzalez, the artists participating are Adrian Arleo, Kate Blacklock, Gina Bobrowski, Justin Novak, Louise Radochonski, Nan Smith, and Tim Taunton. The curator is JoAnn Schnabel, UNI professor of art. The show is supported, in part, by an Iowa Arts Council project grant.

The exhibition, lecture, and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.