Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Blog Release: Ceramic Arts Diaspora

From Articulate:Pittsburgh Creative Network:

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) is honored to be the host site organizer for the 2008 Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). This event is a wonderful opportunity for Pittsburgh to showcase our region to thousands of visitors from all over the world while building on the existing strengths of our art community. To maximize on this occasion, MCG launched Cera[m!x] Pittsburgh-a regional celebration commemorating the many roles ceramics play in our lives.

The 2008 NCECA Conference and Cera[m!x] Pittsburgh is a great time to enjoy exhibits and learn from some of the finest ceramic artists in the world. Collaboration between local and national artists, arts organizations, educators, universities and venues has created an enthusiasm for artistic opportunity in our region that will undoubtedly lead to greater attention to education and support for arts activities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

The 2008 NCECA Conference will be held at the David Lawrence Convention Center from March 19-22nd: "Pittsburgh's geography and history correspond with the theme of this year's conference-CONFLUENCE: Innovation, Community, Environment. The meeting of the three rivers and the city's rebirth after the decline of the steel industry parallel the convergence of artists at the conference and the evolution of art as we become more of a global community," says Richard Burkett, NCECA Board Director of Communications and San Diego State University Professor.

Explore the confluence of innovation and tradition through citywide exhibitions and events featuring some of the nation's finest ceramic artists and educators. Visit for complete details. It's a whole new spin on the world of clay!

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) is a center for arts and learning located on Pittsburgh's North Side. Through nationally recognized and acclaimed year-round programs, MCG Youth strives to educate, inspire and promote continuance to higher education by engaging students in learning through the arts.

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a not-for-profit association that works to promote and improve the field of ceramic arts through programs, exhibitions and publications available to its membership of artists, educators, students, patrons, retailers and manufacturers.

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