Paradise Valley Community College Announces Master Ceramic Artists & Exhibit

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Paradise Valley Community College is proud to welcome nearly 30 Master Ceramic Artists from China for an exclusive, one-night exhibition of their work at September 18.

Master Ceramic Artists visit from China in a historic event hosted by Paradise Valley Community College.

Master Ceramic Artists Visit

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is proud to welcome nearly 30 Master Ceramic Artists from China for an exclusive, one-night exhibition of their work at Paradise Valley Community College.

PVCC Fine and Performing Arts Division|Ceramics Program is presenting the exquisite exhibit on Friday, September 18, from 6-9 pm. The artists will be on hand to meet the public and discuss their work, in a remarkable cultural exchange that offers a priceless education experience for all.

It is rare for so many artists of this caliber to travel to the US together. Every artist is a member of the China Ceramic Artists/Industry Association, and is considered a “master” artist, with many years of experience and accomplishment. Each is bringing one piece of his/her ceramic work, which will then be donated to a silent auction and sale to benefit the PVCC Ceramics Program Fund through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.

The historic visit is the result of ceramics professor David Bradley’s visit to China and relationships he developed there. It is hoped that this is the first in a series of exchanges and visits by Chinese artists to Arizona and PVCC.

The Master Ceramic Artists Exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Patayan Community Room in the Kranitz Student Center (KSC 1000) on the PVCC Union Hills Campus, located at 18401 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, 85032. Parking is free.

For additional information about the exhibit, call 602-787-7738.

NOTE TO MEDIA ONLY: An invitation-only Friends of the College Reception will be held with the artists from 5-6 pm, prior to the public exhibition. The reception is open for media coverage, as is the public exhibition. Kindly RSVP. Additional images are available upon request.

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Founded in 1985, Paradise Valley Community College, one of the 10 regionally accredited Maricopa Community Colleges, offers transferable academic courses as well as job-specific occupational training. The Union Hills campus is located just west of the SR51 Union Hills exit, at 18401 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032. PVCC at Black Mountain, serving the far north Valley, opened in August 2009. PVCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

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