FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/19/10
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Pitcher St. Francis. Photo: Charity Davis-Woodard
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, CHARITY DAVIS-WOODARD
WHAT: SUU’s Arts Insights showcases the art behind creating wood-fired porcelain pottery. Potter Charity Davis-Woodard shares her approach to creating vividly hued pottery with the audience.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, December 2, 2010
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
CHARITY DAVIS-WOODARD, POTTER
DECEMBER 2, 2010
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The vivid hues set the work of Charity Davis-Woodard apart from most wood-fire ceramic artists. Sharing her approach to creating pottery will be the highlight of her presentation at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, December 2, 2010. The lecture begins at 7pm in SUU’s Centrum Arena. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
A full-time studio potter and part-time educator for 13 years, Charity Davis-Woodard works from her home-based studio where she creates limited production wood-fired porcelain pottery. Her distinctive ceramic works are sold through her showroom and at galleries, select art fairs, and various other venues around the country. Davis-Woodard received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, in 1997. She teaches occasionally at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park as well as several workshops a year for craft schools, pottery guilds and universities. The public is also invited to a hands-on demonstration in the Centrum, Room 203 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 2nd. On Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th, Davis-Woodard will be participating in Toquerville Pottery’s Eighth Annual Holiday Event and Art Sale at 143 N. Toquerville Blvd.. Cedar City, Utah.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Watch a gifted artisan demonstrate the art of creating porcelain pottery by attending Charity Davis-Woodard’s appearance at Art Insights. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org