Date: September 9, 2013
SUBJECT: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT “FROM FORKS TO CHOPSTICKS”
By: Charles Elliott
On Monday, September 16, an exhibition entitled “From Forks to Chopsticks: An Art Department’s Journey Through China” will open in the Boger Gallery located on the ground floor of the Jones Learning Center on the campus of College of the Ozarks. The exhibition will feature photography from the Art Department’s travel to China and porcelain made by the students in the Jingdezhen workshops. The exhibition will also feature items and artifacts that faculty and students brought back from China.
“From forks to chopsticks,” highlights the May 2013 trip that took 12 College of the Ozarks students and three faculty members over 6,000 miles around the world. The group traveled to China where they visited the cities of Shanghai, Jingdezhen, Xian, and Beijing.
While in those historical cities the group visited the famous Bund in Shanghai, threw pottery with Jingdezhen porcelain, experienced the “Terracotta Warriors,” in Xian, and climbed the Great Wall of China outside of Beijing.
“This was a trip of a lifetime and my love for art and art history have benefited greatly from this trip,” said C of O Art Student Hannah Richardson. “I experienced several great wonders of the world, and walked through the city that first invented porcelain.”
The world travelers will give a lecture on Tuesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., in the Newman Recital Hall of the Gittenger Music Center. The students will present a photo slide show and host a gallery reception in the Boger Gallery, immediately following.
C of O students on the trip were Morgan Smith, Hannah Richardson, Rachel Lovegren, Damaris Reed, Amy Glunt, Kendra Case, Stephany Hazen, Jonathan Horst, Cassaundra Sanderson, Maria Gramm, Abbie Jo Roberds, and Emily Atkinson.
Daily Boger Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday –Sunday 1-5 p.m. The public is invited to the lecture, slideshow presentation, gallery tour and reception free of charge. For more information contact Boger Gallery Director/Associate Professor of Art Richard Cummings at (417)690-2268.