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The Artstream Library at UT Fine Arts

The Artstream Ceramic Library, featuring the work of thirteen nationally recognized potters, is being hosted by the Fine Arts Library through Thursday, March 31. The Artstream Ceramic Library is an extension of 2011 Art of the Pot Guest, the Artstream Nomadic Gallery.

Similar in structure to a literature-based library, the Ceramic Library loans out unique handmade cups for a period of seven days. Borrowers from the Ceramic Library are required to take a digital photograph of the cup in use, though other art forms are encouraged as well, including music, video and visual art. The photographs and art based on the loaned items will be posted online.

The borrowing program is limited to University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff and students.

The Library travels across the country to libraries and organizations interested in sponsoring this project so that people from coast to coast may participate in this distinctive cultural exchange.

A reception highlighting the 40 cups available for checkout will take place Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. Lisa Orr – Art of the Pot Host and one of the Artstream artists – will speak at 5:30 pm about the Artstream project.

Also, on Monday, March 7 at 9 a.m. there will be a demonstration by Lisa Orr and fellow Art of the Pot Host Ryan McKerley in the Ceramics studio in the Art Building, Room 2.410.

Lisa Orr giving presentation on Artstream Ceramic Library @ UT Austin

Lisa Orr giving presentation on Artstream Ceramic Library @ UT Austin

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