WCU to host visiting ceramicist and graduate student exhibit

Ceramicist Linda Christianson (her dessert plates are shown here) will visit Western Carolina University on Thursday, Sept. 27, for demonstrations and an artist’s talk.

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum announces a visiting artist demonstration and talk and graduate student thesis exhibits.

All events are free and open to the public.

Ceramic artist Linda Christianson will be on the WCU campus Thursday, Sept. 27, to demonstrate her work and deliver an artist’s talk. Christianson, of Minnesota, is a clay artist of national renown. She will demonstrate her work at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Room 151 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. She will give an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. in Room 130 of the Bardo Arts Center. Her work will be on display in Gallery 130. Christianson’s visit is sponsored by the Randall and Susan Parrott Ward Endowed Fund for Ceramics.

From Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 12, the WCU Fine Art Museum will host an exhibition of thesis work by candidates for the degree of master of fine arts. These thesis exhibitions are “Contradictions in a Mad World” by Julie Boisseau and “Retracing the Trace” by Luzene Hill.

Hours at the WCU Fine Art Museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with hours extended to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Parking is free, as is entry. A full calendar and other information is online at fineartmusuem.wcu.edu. For more information about these events, contact Denise Drury, interim director of the Fine Art Museum, at 828-227-2553 or ddrury@wcu.edu.