Q & A Opportunity with Artist Kala Stein

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

What: Q&A Opportunity with Artist Kala Stein

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

Where: Genesee Community College

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery, One College Rd, Batavia, NY 14020

Who: Special guest, artist Kala Stein speaks about her exhibit

 

Background:

The Q&A will include a discussion of her piece “Convivium,” which is currently on display at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery which features a 40 foot-long glass table set with more than 1,400 porcelain half-goblet forms arranged in a precise pattern. Stein describes it as a coming together, a celebratory congregation, and a banquet of minds. This type of gathering is a venue for exchange, a place to spark new relationships, and a site to cultivate what presently exists. It is about the constructive potentials of the collective.

Kala Stein is a ceramic designer, artist and arts educator who has received national recognition as a top emerging ceramic artist. She explores the limitless potentials of clay through slip casting, throwing, hand building, and tile work. She received her undergraduate degree in ceramics from SUNY, New Paltz, and did an apprenticeship under Donna Polseno and Richard Hensley of 16 Hands Pottery in Floyd, Virginia.

After receiving her Master in Fine Arts degree from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, she was invited to stay as a visiting instructor. She now balances full-time teaching engagement with her artistic pursuits at her studio, Spring Valley Clay Works in Spring Valley, New York.

The Q&A event is free and open to the public, and the media is welcome to attend this event. For a complete press release go to: http://www.genesee.edu/news/articles/dspArticle/3731/

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