Illinois Wesleyan to Host Lecture on Lithuanian Ceramics
September 20, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Anthony Stellaccio will lecture on Lithuanian ceramics as the
inaugural lecture of the Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artists Fund on Thursday,
Sept. 21, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 218 of the Joyce Eichhorn School of Art Building,
6 Ames Plaza West, in Bloomington.
Stellaccio will present, "Ceramics in 20th Century Lithuania," a lecture from the
artist's perspective of the development of ceramic art through Lithuania's changing
political, social, cultural and economic conditions. From folk pottery to contemporary
ceramic sculpture, to the revival of folk traditions in the 21st century, and from
political occupation to independence, Stellaccio presents the conditions and people
that have created the unique Lithuanian art.
Trained in the United States, Stellaccio has visited and worked in Lithuania, most
recently as a Fulbright grantee in 2004. He is undertaking a major research project
of 20th century Lithuanian ceramic art and has published a series of articles in magazines
Ceramics Art and Perception and Ceramics Technical, as well as a number of Lithuanian
magazines. He lectures and consults at the Lithuanian Art Museum, and is a representative
of the Vilnius Potter's Guild and Craftsmen's Guild. Stellaccio recently received
an award for his research from the American Ceramic Circle, of which he is also a
For additional information, contact Jennifer Lapham, director of Merwin and Wakeley
Galleries, at (309) 556-3391.
Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181