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Loyola University Chicago Continues Visual Arts Season with Negotiated Relationships
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Displays Creative Works of Pottery

CHICAGO, October 1, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) continues its 2015–2016 visual arts exhibition season with Negotiated Relationships.

The exhibition, curated by Loyola faculty Matt Groves and Kate Biderbost, features ceramic artists whose works draw attention to the paradoxical nature of pottery: sculptural and utilitarian. Each artist has contributed a complete place setting, including a dinner plate, salad or dessert plate, soup or cereal bowl, and mug or cup with a saucer.

Made from a variety of materials, this unique art form raises the experience of eating. The pieces are emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual, as they require knowledge of culinary and cultural history. The exhibition highlights the thought that when in use, pottery fully engages our senses—sight, smell, taste, and touch.

“Pottery is accessible to everyone by virtue of its immediate connection with human experience,” says Biderbost. “Ultimately, a potter’s role is to elevate the experience of eating and celebrating by balancing craft with art.”

Negotiated Relationships opens today, Thursday, October 1, and runs through Saturday, November 7. An opening reception will be held today at 5 p.m. in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free.

The exhibition space is open to the public on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and members of the Loyola community from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with a valid Loyola ID.

The Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex is located at 1131 W. Sheridan Road, on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Contact boxoffice@luc.edu or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.

About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 11,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.




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