News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

3/1/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 03012018
Subject :

Palo Alto Art Center Artists-In-Residence Inspired by Traditional Korean Ceramics
Contact : Ken Heiman    6506173511
    ken.heiman@cityofpaloalto.org
Artist Shin Young Taek creating traditional Korean pottery

PALO ALTO, CA– Three internationally renowned ceramic artists who find inspiration in creating South Korean-style pottery will begin their residencies at the Palo Alto Art Center on March 20. The residencies will feature workshops, demonstrations and a final exhibition.

The artists-in-residence are Shin Young Taek and Kim Young Soo from South Korea, and Adam Field from Helena, Montana. All three artists will present their exploration in traditional Korean Ceramics interpreted, transformed, and evolved.

“This is a unique opportunity for the arts and ceramics communities to participate in a cultural exchange of ideas and techniques, and to see what is happening with pottery in South Korea today,” said Art Center Studio Program Director Fanny Retsek. “We know there is a strong history of ceramics in Korea so to see how this has evolved through the work of contemporary artists is exciting.”

Master of the art of tea presentation and wood fired pottery and kiln design, Shin Young Taek will be in residence at the Palo Alto Art Center through April 1 making his traditionally inspired works. After earning his BFA in Ceramic Art from Daegu Technical University and BFA and MFA from Kyung-Il University in South Korea, his work has become part of the permanent collections of Zibo Ceramic Museum and Yixing Ceramic Museum in China, and the Wanju Macsabal Art Center in Korea. In 2014, Shin was awarded the licensed title Korea Best Tea Master.

Raku artist Kim Young Soo has presented, exhibited, and received awards from several domestic and international exhibitions. Kim is currently a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, serves as the Director of Korean Contemporary Ceramic Artists, and lectures at the Kunsan National University in South Korea. Kim will also be in residence at the Palo Alto Art Center through April 1. During that time, he will build a new raku kiln for our studio and create an installation in the studio Gallery.

Adam Field, former long-term Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, is now a full-time studio potter in Helena, Montana. His work reflects the year he spent in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery-making techniques under sixth generation Onggi Master, Kim Ill Maan.

The schedule of events for the visiting artists is as follows:

March 23, 6-9 p.m., Artists’ Reception
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto            
Free, open to the public
For more information and reservations, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-reception-for-shin-young-taek-adam-field-and-kim-young-soo-tickets-42730456947

March 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Adam Field-Onggi Demo
Clay Planet, 1775 Russell Ave., Santa Clara
Cost is $60. For more information, go to www.shop.clay-planet.com 

March 26-28, Adam Field Porcelain Workshop
Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery, 499 S. Market Street, San Jose
Cost is $399. For more information, go to www.higherfirestudios.com

March 27, 7-9 p.m., Shin Young Taek-Teapot Demo
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Cost is $40. For more information and reservations, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teapot-demo-with-shin-young-taek-tickets-42728857162  

March 27, 7 – 9 p.m., Kim Young Soo-From Slabs to Wall Tiles, Raku Demo
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Cost is $40, For more information and reservations, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soft-slabs-to-wall-tiles-raku-demo-with-kim-young-soo-tickets-42730027663  

March 30-31, Shin Young Taek & Kim Young Soo Demo
Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma
Cost is $90. For more information, go to: http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/ceramics-classes-list.html?bpid=8534  

April 1, 1-4 p.m., Closing Exhibition
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free, open to the public. For more information and reservations, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/closing-exhibition-for-visiting-korean-artists-kim-young-soo-and-shin-young-taek-tickets-42731004585?aff=es2

These events for the visiting artists are in partnership with the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, Clay Planet, Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery, and Sonoma Community Center.

About the Palo Alto Art Center:
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is anartist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides anaccessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 120,000 people every yearthrough a diverse range of programs.

The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from Silicon Valley Creates and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, private donations, and members.

# # #





###