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March 3, 2016

DeLuce Art Gallery featuring ceramist during March

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will feature the work of ceramist Kyle Johns as its March exhibit in the Olive DeLuce Art Gallery.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, opens with a lecture and reception at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Johns has had a variety of teaching and studio experience. He has worked for Arrowmont School for the Arts and Crafts, Evanston Art Center, Wagner Potters Association at Southern Illinois University and Oakland Community College Arts Department.

His work has been featured at colleges such as the University of Missouri-Columbia and Hocking College. His work has been featured at various cups, tournaments and exhibitions.

“Through both mind and hand, I believe that an individual can design and transform a ball of clay into a unique pot with a practical design,” Johns wrote in an artist statement. “Clay’s plasticity allows me the ability to customize and personalize forms, but the interaction between the participant and the pot is of the utmost importance to the pot’s quality of function.”

The Olive DeLuce Art Gallery is open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Appointments also are available by calling the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 660.562.1326.

Exhibits feature professional artists who offer cultural perspectives and provide students and community members with opportunities to enjoy unique artwork in Maryville. For more information, visit

The DeLuce Art Gallery will host its last exhibit of the academic year and feature the work of Northwest students April 4-29.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468