Angelo State University will host the 30th annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium on Friday, April 15, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.


Held in conjunction with the 21st annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, the symposium will run from 2-4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the EFA Building. A special reception for the ASU student ceramics exhibit “Impervious” will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193. Both the symposium and reception are open free to the public. The student exhibit will actually open on Monday, April 4, in Gallery 193 and will remain open for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, April 15.

Panelists for the symposium will be Christy Johnson, a Los Angeles-based ceramics expert and juror for the ceramic competition; and Ron Meyers, a ceramic sculptor from Athens, Ga., and the competition’s invited artist. 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 host several other events as part of the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition that runs April 14-18.

On Friday, April 15, ASU will host a free public workshop by Shikha Joshi, a Round Rock-based ceramist, from 9-11:45 a.m. in the ASU ceramics lab adjacent to SAMFA.

Other activities will include a workshop by Randy Broadnax, a potter and educator from Dallas, on Thursday, April 14, from 1-6 p.m. at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. Then on Saturday, April 16, invited artist Meyers will conduct a day-long demonstration workshop.

The five days of events are hosted by ASU, SAMFA and the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. Sponsors are the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events, Darlene and John Williams, Trinity Ceramic Supply, San Angelo Area Foundation and San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. Supporting participants are The Heritage Foundation, Texas Clay Arts Association, Coop Gallery, Downtown San Angelo Inc. and San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call Apodaca in the ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.