October on the Quad Nears
Faculty and students in the Department of Art and Residence Life plan on celebrating for a week on the Quad with all sorts of events for people on and off the campus.
The Department of Art will once again host a week of events beginning October 24 that includes the Carve on the Quad, a round the clock firing of the kiln, tricks and treats and a new Flashlight Exhibition.
Last year’s successful Carve on the Quad and the Safe Treat trick or treat experience has all the markings of a new tradition at UWG.
Combined with the night and day kiln firing and iron pour, the month of October promises to be anything but dull.
The events begin on Saturday, Oct. 24, with an iron pour for sculptors at 10 a.m. in the Art Annex. Anyone interested in observing the artists creating their projects are welcome to stop by.
From October 25 through the 29, the Anagama Kiln will be kept alive with a continuous supply of firewood and tending. Stoking it around the clock is necessary to keep temperatures that reach 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit hot enough to produce the unique wood fired pottery and glazes.
'Anagama' is a Japanese word used to designate a cave kiln, a type of kiln that has its origins in ancient times.
On October 30, dozens of pumpkins will be cut, painted and decorated on the Quad. The sight of those pumpkins lit up at night will thrill the children as they descend on the Quad for Tricks and Treats.
So bring the guitars and harmonicas and plan on sitting a spell. This is community outreach at its best.
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