SMU Associate Professor of drawing and ceramics Brian Molanphy had a busy semester. He is showing in two exhibitions, New Orientalia & Académie Internationale de la Céramique at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, curated by Director Wu Hsiu-Tzu. These function as exhibitions of the 48thInternational Academy of Ceramics assembly, a biennial event taking place in Taiwan this year. The biennial is followed by his recent inclusion in SITE131’s CLAY + Things group exhibition in Dallas, and precedes his participation in The Form Will Find Its Way, the main exhibition of the 53rd National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference at the University of Minnesota and ended with an solo show at 100 west Corsicana annex space on December 1st.
Following the destruction to Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, many organizations have volunteered to help rebuild the island. One of those organizations, Puerto-Rico based MAOF (Materials and Crafts), will visit SMU on November 15 for a lecture to promote the post-Hurricane Maria initiative “RESPOND: Puerto Rico.” Their visit was scheduled several months ago as part of the Meadows Division of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, but takes on new meaning and urgency in the wake of the hurricane.