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"Preserving Culture: Evolving Traditions and Outside Influences Facing the Ecuadorian Amazon"

Lecture by Joseph Molinaro, Professor of Art, Eastern Kentucky University. Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies, and supported by the Christopher U. Light Lecture in the Arts. In conjunction with "World Ceramics: Transforming Women's Traditions", on view in the Carleton Art Gallery.

Date: Friday, September 26th, 2008

Time: 4:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Gould Library Athenaeum

Contact: Wendy Nordquist, x5870

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Joe Molinaro, a Professor of ceramics since 1989, has been researching ceramics in South America for the past 16 years. Currently writing a book on the potters of the Upper Amazon basin region of Ecuador, Molinaro has also produced two video documentaries (Jatun Molino, an Amazonian Pottery Village/1996, and Jatumpamba, an Andean Pottery Village/2003).

Currently Program Director for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), he is also the founder of Clayart, a popular electronic ceramic Listserv, as well as co-originator/founder of the Virtual Ceramics Exhibition (1994). Molinaro, who writes on aspects of the ceramic arts for national and international ceramic publications, also maintains his own studio, producing sculptural vessels in porcelain as well as other wood-fired sculptural work.