The Artstream Ceramic Library, featuring the work of thirteen nationally recognized ceramic potters, is being hosted by the Fine Arts Library through Thursday, March 31.
Similar in structure to a literature-based library, the Ceramic Library loans out unique handmade cups for a period of seven days. Borrowers from the Ceramic Library are required to take a digital photograph of the cup in use, though other art forms are encouraged as well, including music, video and visual art. The photographs and art based on the loaned items will be posted online.
The borrowing program is limited to University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff and students.
The Artstream Ceramic Library is an extension of the Artstream Nomadic Gallery. Housed in a vintage 1967 silver Airstream trailer, the Library travels across the country to libraries and organizations interested in sponsoring this project so that people from coast to coast may participate in this distinctive cultural exchange.
A reception highlighting the 40 cups available for checkout will take place Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. Lisa Orr – a local potter and one of the Artstream artists – will speak at 5:30 pm about the Artstream project.
And on Monday, March 7 at 9 a.m. there will be a demonstration by Lisa Orr and Austin potter Ryan McKerley in the Ceramics studio in the Art Building, Room 2.410.
For more information visit: www.art-stream.com/library
. Photos and design by Mark Doroba.