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ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center presents:

August 13, 2003

Free Artist Lecture: Kurt Weiser
7:30 p.m., Sept. 5
AED 60 (in the basement of the north Architecture building on ASU’s Tempe campus. The building is located on the SW corner of University and Forest.)
Public Inquiries: Tiffany Fairall, 480-965-0014

ASU Regent’s Professor Kurt Weiser will discuss his distinctive style and the influences that have shaped his 30-year career at a free lecture. Prior to receiving his M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1976, Weiser studied under the accomplished ceramist Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute. Weiser began teaching ceramics at Arizona State University in 1988, after serving as the Director of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont. for nine years. Well known for his Asian-inspired porcelain vessels, Weiser uses china paint to decorate the surfaces with highly detailed animal and human forms within lush, exotic landscapes. Weiser has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and his work has gained international recognition as the focus of several publications and exhibitions. Weiser’s work is also featured in numerous private and public collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; the Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan; the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, N.C.; the Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; and the National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan. He has exhibited extensively since 1982 with the Garth Clark Gallery in New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City and the Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica.

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