International Ceramic Artists to Speak at Texas Tech Clay on the Wall Art Symposium

Two-day symposium features demonstrations, speakers.

Internationally-known ceramic artists Don Reitz, Patti Warashina, Bill Hunt and John Balistreri will speak during the Clay on the Wall Symposium Weekend on Jan. 18–19, 2008.

The symposium, hosted by Landmark Arts at Texas Tech University’s School of Art,
celebrates Clay on the Wall: 2007 Clay National exhibit, which is on display from Dec. 1, 2007, to Feb. 17, 2008, in the Landmark Gallery in the Art Building.

A reception for the artists will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19, 2008.

Matthew Kangas, a Seattle-based independent art critic and curator, served as juror for the Clay on the Wall: 2007 Clay National. From more than 500 entries submitted by 153 artists, Kangas selected 45 artworks by 43 artists.

The Landmark Arts’ mission is to promote fine arts growth and development in the Lubbock community through a comprehensive program of exhibitions, symposia and workshops, publications, and hands-on experience with working artists.

Attendance to all events is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required for the ceramic demonstrations. The Landmark Gallery is located in the Art Building on Texas Tech’s campus, near 18th Street and Flint Avenue east of the Architecture Building. To pre-register for the symposium or for more information on the exhibition, visit

CONTACT: Joe Arredondo, director of exhibitions and programs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3825 ext. 226, or