Press Release:

Angelo State University will host the 33rd annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium on Friday, April 20, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The symposium will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the EFA Building and will be immediately followed by a closing reception for the ASU student ceramics exhibit, “The Voodoo that You Do,” in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193. Both the symposium and reception are open free to the public.

Panelists for the symposium will be Peter Held, a professional fine art appraiser from Arizona, and Randy Brodnax, a potter and educator from Louisiana. The moderator will be Howard J. Taylor, director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA). Esteban Apodaca, ASU art professor, will serve as the symposium coordinator.

In addition to the symposium, ASU will co-host several other events in support of the 22nd annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition April 19-23 at SAMFA and the Old Chicken Farm Art Center.

On Thursday, April 19, ASU will host a ceramic workshop by Brodnax from 1-6 p.m. at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King Blvd. Cost for the workshop will be $45 per person.

On Friday, April 20, ASU will host a free public ceramic workshop by Von Velhuizen, associate professor of art at Texas Tech University, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the ASU Ceramics Facility inside SAMFA. Other activities will include SAMFA presenting the 2018 Ceramic Competition exhibit, which will remain on display until June 24, as well as opening receptions for art exhibits at various venues in downtown San Angelo, including:

  • The 6-Pack Show, Coop Gallery, 427 S. Oakes St.
  • Narrative Offerings, Gallery Verde, 417 S. Oakes St.
  • Art in Uncommon Places, The Studio, 701 S. Irving St.
  • Fast Food Nostalgia, 502 Orient St.
  • African Safari, 520 Orient St.

The opening receptions will each run from 6-9 p.m. and free trolley transportation between venues will be available.

Then on Saturday, April 21, Brodnax will conduct a day-long demonstration workshop at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center, which will also be open with new artworks on display.

The various events are sponsored by the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events, Darlene and John Williams, Trinity Ceramic Supply, Tile Heritage Foundation and the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. Supporting participants are the Coop Gallery, Texas Clay Arts Association, Downtown San Angelo Inc. and San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.