Handcrafted Chili Bowls in a Living Room Near You @ SUU (Oct. 19 - 21)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/04/2016
Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator Office: 435-865-8667
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Cell: 435-590-0961
Southern Utah University
pollocka@suu.edu
Handcrafted Chili Bowls in a Living Room Near You
Written by Lola Taylor
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Ceramic Guild for the SUU Department of
Art and Design is hosting its Annual Chili Bowl fundraising sale on October 19, 20 and 21. Over
270 handcrafted ceramic bowls will be on sale from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the SUU Sharwan
Smith Living Room. Susan Harris, acclaimed ceramic artist and Professor of Art at SUU, will be
donating a few bowls to the sale as well. All proceeds from the sale support Ceramic Guild
members’ attendance at the annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
(NCECA) conference.
Chili comes free with the purchase of a ceramic bowl. Every ceramic bowl is microwave and
dishwasher safe, so you may choose to eat the chili from your new bowl or from a disposable
container provided by the Ceramic Guild. With prices ranging from $10 to $25, it is an affordable
way to obtain handcrafted art and feed your appetite at the same time.
Last year’s Annual Chili Bowl allowed five students to attend the NCECA, where the students
were enriched with educational experiences and were able to connect with graduate school
representatives. Jurors were also on hand to critique the students’ portfolios, allowing them to
receive additional feedback on their works of art. Multiple art gallery visits were also included in
their conference trip.
Seth York, SUU Public Administration Masters candidate and the Ceramics Guild President,
said, “Last year [at NCECA], we spent hours walking around the various galleries in the area.
Going to the student exhibits allowed us to see what other artists are creating. I enjoy the
galleries the most because you get so much inspiration.”
The Ceramic Guild has ten students attending NCECA this year, so they are working hard to
ensure this year’s Annual Chili Bowl sale is a big success. All sales events hosted by the
Ceramic Guild fund educational opportunities for its members and allow visiting artists to come
to SUU to teach new techniques.
For questions about the Annual Chili Bowl sale, please contact Seth York at
sethyork23@yahoo.com.
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally
accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs
in Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for
Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor
of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of
Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology
graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching
and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over
195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents over 100 performances, lectures,
presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance
Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit
www.suu.edu/pva.
For Calendar Editors: Handcrafted Chili Bowls in a Living Room Near You
What:
The Ceramic Guild for the SUU Department of Art and Design is hosting its
Annual Chili Bowl fundraising sale on October 19, 20 and 21. Over 270
handcrafted ceramic bowls will be on sale from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the SUU
Sharwan Smith Living Room. All proceeds from the sale support Ceramic Guild
members’ attendance at the annual National Council on Education for the
Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference.
Who:
Ceramic Guild, Southern Utah University, Department of Art & Design
When:
October 19, 20 and 21, 2016
Time:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:
Sharwan Smith Living Room, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Info:
For questions about the Annual Chili Bowl sale, please contact Seth York at
sethyork23@yahoo.com.

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