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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013

Culture Shock

He’s got character, enigmatically simple and dance dance la revolución

He’s got character

Get an art-smart jump on your week with Culture Shock. Khaled Hosseini reads, clay artist Andrew Van Assche’s new show opens and Festival Flamenco Internacional dances onstage.
V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Throw that pot!
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Tomé Mud Play

Get your hands dirty during a day of clay at the Tomé Art Gallery. Then be blindfolded and throw a pot. (On a wheel, of course. Kinda like in Ghost.) The blindfolded-pot-throwing contest is just one of the cool things happening. Gallery potters will lead visitors through multiple experiences, such as constructing clay animals. Learn how to make an olla! Don't know what that is? Find out! Experts in specific kinds of clay firing—especially raku and horsehair—will explain what those are, and visitors can glaze and fire some premade vessels. The demo day ushers in the gallery's annual show, which runs May 20 through 29, and features work from more than 10 professionals, as well as students from ongoing pottery classes. Works ranging from functional stoneware to sculpture will be on display.