Ceramic Exhibit Continues at Art Museum

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of Torso by Tuska
Torso by Tuska

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This exhibition is part of a sixteen-city national tour organized by Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, in cooperation with the Bray Foundation, and circulated by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri. At the University of Kentucky Art Museum, promotional partners are the Clay Ingles Company, LLC and Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2004) -- “A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence,” and an exhibit of ceramic works by the late UK art professor John Regis Tuska, one of Kentucky’s most distinguished ceramic artists, will continue at the University of Kentucky Art Museum in the Singletary Center for the Arts through April 25.

The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, Mt., celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2001 and the UK exhibit is displaying some 85 works from the many artists in the foundation’s residence program. The foundation’s has 300 alumni including studio potters and faculty who guide ceramic art programs at several colleges and universities.

The Tuska exhibit includes a small number of his works – some never before exhibited – from the private collections of Seth and Stephen Tuska, the artist’s sons. Tuska’s artwork can also be seen in other places on the UK campus, including a piece titled “Genesis” on the doorway to the UK Board of Trustees meeting room on the 18th floor of the Patterson Office Tower and a series of bronze performing arts figurines displayed on the front of the College of Fine Arts Building on Rose Street.

This exhibition is part of a sixteen-city national tour organized by Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, in cooperation with the Bray Foundation, and circulated by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri. At the University of Kentucky Art Museum, promotional partners are the Clay Ingles Company, LLC and Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company.

The UK Art Museum is open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, and noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays. It is closed Monday and University holidays. For general museum information, call (859) 257-5716 or go to the Web site.


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