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art shows/tile symposium

updated mon 14 sep 98


FRANK GAYDOS on sun 13 sep 98

Well, Clay Arters,
For some strange reason the Tile conference was moved from downtown
Philly to the Suburbs at the last minute.
Here is some info on the new locations with names and numbers.
Because it is the Centennial of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
(Henry Mercer) in nearby Doylestown, there will be five tile shows
running in conjunction with the Tile Symposium which will be held at the
Radnor Hotel in Radnor, Pa. from Oct. 13 - Oct. 17. Besides lectures and
workshops, there will be tours of area tile installations and of
'Fonthill', Henry Mercers home in Doylestown and a tour of 'The Tile
Works', called 'A Festival of Tiles' on Oct. 17. Worth the trip itself.

- Two shows have opened already;
Contemporary Tile-Makers...The Gallery at Bucks County Community College
through Oct. 17.
A survey of tiles, mosaics and art pottery made by Henry
Mercer....entitled "Machinery Can't Make Art" , at the James A. Michener
Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.

Other shows:
"Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Tile"....Phildelphiia Art Alliance, downtown
Philly, Sept. 19 - Oct. 25 (Tiles by 60 artists)
"Living with Tile: The Art of Installation"...The Wayne Art Center,
Oct.8 - Oct. 29. (Tiles as architectural embellishment)
A show at the Clay Studio, no information except dates, Oct. 2 - Oct.

A monster non-ceramic show is featured at The Philadelphia Art Museum.
The mighty Delacroix is coming to town. It is the only venue in the US.
"Delacroix: The Late Work", celebrates the 200th birthday of the great
French Romantic with 70 paintings and 40 works on paper made between
1848 and the artists death in 1863. The show opened in Paris. Thru
Jan.3. Special timed tickets are available by calling 1-215-235-7469.

If anyone would like more information I can try to help. Enjoy!

Frank Gaydos
510 Gerritt St.
Philadelphia,Pa.19147-5821 USA