Released: February 20, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. - The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Art and Art History’s ceramics area will host two visiting artists in February. Tony Marsh and Cristina Cordova will be on the UNL campus from Feb. 20-24. Their visit is sponsored by the UNL Clay Club.
Marsh and Cordova will perform simultaneous demonstrations of their working process in Richards Hall Rm. 118 on Monday, Feb. 22 from 8:30-11:20 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 8:30-10 a.m.
Each artist will also deliver an image lecture about their work in Richards Hall Rm. 118. Marsh’s lecture will be Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 218, while Córdova will lecture at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 23 in Richards Hall Rm. 218.
Each of these events (both the lectures and demonstrations) is free and open to the public.
Marsh earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978 from California State University in Long Beach. He later spent three years at the workshop of Tatsuzo Simaoka in Japan. He was director of the Mendocino Art Center ceramics program from 1983-1985, and then lectured at California State University in Long Beach.
He earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1988 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 1989 he accepted a teaching position at California State University in Long Beach and is currently the chair of ceramics.
Cristina Cordova is a studio artist living in Penland, N.C. Originally from Puerto Rico, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez and went to earn her Master of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2005 she concluded a three-year residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She was the recipient of an American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grant, as well as a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award. She has taught workshops in Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and 10th St., just south of Memorial Stadium on the UNL city campus. Public parking is available at the Stadium Drive Parking Garage.
For more information, call the Department of Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.