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A Political View on Ceramics will be Presented at Art Insights

Published: September 21, 2006 | Category: Arts

The SUU Department of Art and Design will feature Wil Shynkaruk in this weeks Art Insights Thursday, September 28th at 7 p.m. in the J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building, room 101. Shynkaruk will present “The What and Why of It,” a presentation which will cover the work he produces and the reasons behind it.

Wil previously taught at Utah State University and is currently the head of the Art Department and the Ceramics area at the University of Minnesota, Moorhead. His pieces have been featured in exhibits across the country including many in the state of Utah. Incidentally, nine years ago he designed and built Southern Utah University’s first salt-fire Kiln.

The evening’s presentation promises more than the usual ceramics discussion. Shynkaruk states, “the act of producing unique handmade pottery is a far more political act than it initially appears.”

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the Fall and Spring semesters by the Art and Design faculty. Art Insights brings professionals from many different fields of the visual art world to Cedar City. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

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