02/19/2004 - 04/25/2004

Art Museum of South Texas

The Oso Bay Biennial was established 24 years ago with the goal of bringing to the campus artists other than painters. The biennial’s focus alternates between printmaking, pottery and sculpture. This year’s focus will be on ceramics, and will be directed by Louis Katz. The Oso Bay Biennial will occur at the same time as TASA, Texas Association of Schools of Art that will bring about 50 art school teachers to the city. The University’s component of the Oso Bay will include pottery demonstrations, lectures, and public art tours. AMST’s component will include an exhibition of pottery with an opening, and a slide lecture by a recognized Texas potter. The exhibition will include pottery from AMST’s Permanent Collection, pottery from Louis Katz’s collection, and pottery bought at the Gruene Pottery Festival held in October, 2003. This festival is an invitational attended by Texas’ foremost potters. Locke and Katz will attend the festival, survey the work available, and buy 10 – 15 pots that will belong to AMST. The exhibition’s goal is to survey the breadth of creative pottery being made in Texas, and to incorporate that work in AMST’s collection.