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Annual exhibit comes to New Harmony gallery

Annual exhibit comes to New Harmony gallery

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibit is Residence IV, an annual event that features artwork from resident artists from the New Harmony Clay Project. The project is a non-profit residency program that aims to encourage artists and educators in ceramics by giving them space a...

Professors showcase creativity

Professors showcase creativity

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 23, 2017

Alisa Holen said one-third of her job is being an active artist. “One-third of our job as professors is teaching, one-third is service and one-third is being active in our field of study,” the associate professor of ceramics said. Holen said students don’t always know what their instructor...

Empty Bowls raises money, awareness

USI alumna, Katie Ewers searches for the perfect “cereal bowl” with her daughter Samantha at Empty Bowls Saturday morning. Ewers said she took Al Holen’s ceramics class last summer and said she would love to do pottery again. “It was a fun class,” Ewers said.

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Bowls clinked together as volunteers unloaded the last few boxes at Sauced before the restaurant’s doors opened Saturday morning. “One minute left till doors open,” Al Holen shouted. The room erupted in cheers and clapping as two volunteers opened the two big doors into the restaurant. Within...

Empty Bowls fills stomachs, hearts

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016

After losing the use of his arm in a wreck in 2005, Jarrod Fawks faced a challenge last year in the university ceramics studio. “The ceramics wheel only spins one way,” the 2015 alum said. “It was an obstacle, but by collaborating with (professor) Al Holen, I was able to learn a way to throw wi...

Potter to discuss art as career

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

September 7, 2016

Al Holen said she loves everything about ceramics. “70 percent of the Earth’s surface is clay,” the assistant professor of ceramics said. “It is renewable and constant resource and I love that about it.” While teaching her ceramics classes Holen utilizes a website called ceramic arts dail...

Largest crowd yet helps fill empty bowls

Largest crowd yet helps fill empty bowls

James Vaughn

November 8, 2014

UPDATED 10 a.m. Tuesday Smiling faces lined Parrett Street south of Kirby’s Fine Dining in downtown Evansville Saturday morning as families, couples, friends and individuals awaited handcrafted bowls and Twilight Bistro soups. “Because you all waited so patiently, we’re going to open five minu...

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