SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Wittenberg Series continues this week as internationally known ceramists Yoshiro and Ester Ikeda participate in the 2003 Visual Artists Residency. The Ikedas will present a series of workshops and demonstrations from 12:30 - 4 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in room 011 of Koch Hall. These are free and open to the public, and guests need not attend the entire session. A range of techniques in ceramics including handbuilding and wheel throwing will be demonstrated by the Ikedas.
An exhibition featuring the creative works of both artists will continue through April 25 in the Ann Miller Gallery located inside Koch Hall. Public viewing hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Born in Kagoshima, Japan, Yoshiro Ikeda has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in fine museums in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Brazil, Japan, Scotland and Jamaica. His work has been published in "Ceramics Monthly," "Ceramics Art and Perception," "American Craft" and "American Ceramics." He currently serves as professor and ceramics area head in the art department at Kansas State University.
The Wittenberg Series has entered its third decade of providing cultural events and learning opportunities in the arts for Springfield and surrounding communities at no charge thanks to contributions to the general fund, income from endowed lecture funds, student fees, co-sponsors and foundations. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Scheffel, Wittenberg Series coordinator, at (937) 327-7918.
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