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Gallery II exhibition features ceramic sculpture

Jan. 19, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Ceramic sculptures by Michigan artist Ken Foster are featured in an exhibit in Gallery II of Sangren Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University. The free exhibition is open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, through Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Foster also offers a slide lecture on his work Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Room 1213 of Sangren Hall. Gallery II will be open following the lecture.

Foster is an art instructor at Muskegon (Mich.) Community College, teaching ceramics, art education and foundation classes. Last year, his ceramic sculpture was at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Gallery in Grand Rapids, Mich., in an invitational exhibition of work by ceramists who teach at Southwest Michigan universities and colleges.

Movement and texture characterize Foster's ceramics. Many times his ceramics are site specific and emerge from walls or the floor, or intersect trees or walls. They are unglazed, and he utilizes the varying colors of different clays. Some of his recent site-specific commissions were at Grand Valley State University's new facilities, one in downtown Muskegon at the Water Resource Institute and another at the Grand Rapids Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

Foster's exhibition is sponsored by the WMU School of Art. For additional information, contact the School of Art Exhibitions Office at 269 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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