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KU Artists Invited to Prestigious Craft Show

October 10, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Visual Arts Program (KUVA) has been invited to participate in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Craft Show Nov. 7 - 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Kutztown is one of only four colleges in the country and the only public school invited to participate. The other schools attending are Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Ga., the University of the Arts and Moore College of Art and Design, both of Philadelphia.

Kutztown University offers a bachelor of fine arts degree in crafts. The craft show is an excellent opportunity to showcase the creative products of KU students who, in turn, get real-world experience at a prestigious venue.

The 2013 show will feature 195 of the finest craft artists in the United States. The participating artists have been selected from more than 1,000 applications through a rigorous jury process. KU students will show in the ceramics, fibers and metals categories.

Those students participating are:

Joel Johnson '15,  Delta, Pa.
Ben Mitchell '14,  Allentown, Pa.
Alex Simms '16,  Hanover, Pa.

Lizz Berry '13,  Douglassville, Pa.
Mary Martuscelli '15,  Lords valley, Pa.
Mary Wagner '14,  Bethlehem, Pa.

Allison Cole '13,  Roseto, Pa.
Sarah Emert '13,  Stroudsburg, Pa.
Emily Shaffer '13,  Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Dan Wisner '15,  King of Prussia, Pa.

Each year the PMA selects artists to feature in its Emerging Artist category. This year, KU alumnus Theo Uliano has been selected as the emerging artist in ceramics. Uliano, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., is a 2007 graduate of Kutztown University and a studio technician with The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. He completed his master's degree in fine arts in ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 2011. Uliano is currently a studio technician and instructor at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia.

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