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 multiVAlent 2020: clay, mindfulness, memory 

Past, Present, and Future of Art and Learning with Clay: Richmond, Virginia to Serve as Host for the 54th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – (October 26, 2018) – Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding region was recently selected as site of the 54th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The conference will take place March 25-28, 2020 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219. 

Ceramic art today is ignited through re-investigations of rich histories, ideas about new and old technologies, and ideals for how common clay can transform creative expression, teaching and learning. Steeped in history and engaged with reinvention through the arts, the Richmond, Virginia region will host exhibitions, experiences, and programs that will be publicly accessible. Clay’s receptivity to human touch transports the imaginations of distant and past makers into the here and now. More than 6,000 artists, students, and teachers from throughout the US and abroad will take part in the project, exploring best practices in ceramic art through education, exhibition, and professional networking. The project will engage regional, national, and international artists to produce exhibitions and learning experiences throughout Greater Richmond.

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National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Announces Pete Pinnell 

 Beloved University of Nebraska educator and maker set for future NCECA leadership role 

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is pleased to welcome Pete Pinnell, Professor of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as the next president of the organization. He will be joining current president Holly Hanessian in spring of 2019 to begin a four-year presidential cycle that includes one year as President Elect, two years as President, and a final year as Past President. 

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NCECA welcomes Holly Hanessian, Brett Binford, Zach Tate, Ashlyn Pope, Marge Levy, Rhonda Willers as recent additions to its Board of Directors

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is pleased to welcome new members onto its board of directors to bolster its current leadership cycle. Marge Levy will serve as Past President, and Brett Binford of the Eutectic
Gallery will serve as the new Exhibitions Director. Rhonda Willers, formerly of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will serve as Steward of the Board, a position on the Executive Committee designed to maintain continuity and provide
support through the transition between presidencies. Newly elected Director at Large, Zach Tate, will assume duties related to organizing networking experiences for the annual conference in addition to other board duties, and Student Director at Large, Ashlyn Pope, MFA candidate at Penn State University, will manage student-related conference programming, complementing NCECA’s current leadership team.

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