Two Texas Tech University Ceramic Artists Invited to China to Participate in Exhibition

Two Texas Tech artists have been invited to participate in an exhibition of contemporary porcelain held in Shanghai

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

Two Texas Tech artists have been invited to participate in an exhibition of contemporary porcelain held in Shanghai. The exhibition, 2010 China – China, Series 1, Porcelain in Contemporary Discourse, will be held from Feb. 28 through May 10 at the Shanghai International Ceramic Expo.

Wesley Harvey is an exhibits preparator and assistant curator of Landmark Arts for the Texas Tech School of Art. This will be Harvey’s first trip out of the country. Dryden Wells is a candidate for a Master’s of Fine Arts at Texas Tech. Wells completed two ceramics residencies in Jingdezhen, China, a 1,000 year-old center of porcelain production.

Each artist has three ceramic works included in the exhibition. They also received invitations to be guests of the Chinese Government during the opening ceremonies for the exhibition. All expenses will be paid for the artists so that they can attend the ceremonies Feb. 28 - Feb. 29.
CONTACT: Joe Arredondo, director of exhibitions for Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art, (806) 742-1947 or joe.arredondo@ttu.edu.