Alistair Stevenson: Talkin’ Bout China
Ceramicist Alistair D. Stevenson will share his experiences working and traveling in China in a special digital presentation at Doongalik Studios.
Stevenson had a fantastic opportunity to visit the People’s Republic of China during the summer of 2012, experiencing the world of the ceramic arts there.
For six weeks, Stevenson along with 10 peers and two guides from across North America traveled to four provinces in China (Shanghai, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Beijing), weaving in and out of historical and contemporary aspects of Chinese ceramics and culture.
Three weeks of this time was spent as an artist-in-residence where Stevenson lived and worked at the JDZ-WVU International Ceramic Studios in Jingdezhen City, a place known for producing approximately 90 percent of the world’s blue and white porcelain.
Amongst other mind-blowing events, Stevenson visited tombs housing the renowned terracotta warriors in Xi’an, combed ancient pottery villages, walked through massive dragon kilns, climbed the Matianyu Great Wall and to top it off celebrated a birthday with fellow Chinese artists in Beijing’s 798 Art District.
As an expression of gratitude for his many supporters who continue to believe in his progressive success as an artist and as a contributor to his community, Stevenson will be sharing his experience as a digital presentation along with several articles accumulated during his travels throughout China.
This event will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013 6 p.m. at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery on Village Road, New Providence. All interested persons are invited to attend.
For more information, please contact: Alistair D. Stevenson at 448-7209 or Doongalik at 394-1886
Source: The Nassau Guardian