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   from the issue of March 23, 2006

Artist's motivation is focus of April 4 Nebraska Lecture

Ceramicist Gail Kendall will discuss the inspirations for her award-winning art in an upcoming Nebraska Lecture.

Kendall will present the lecture, "What is it about Pots?" 3:30 p.m. April 4 in the Nebraska Union auditorium. The lecture, part of the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. A reception follows in an adjacent room.

Kendall will show slide examples of her work and discuss her development as a ceramic artist. She focuses on ceramic history and uses techniques from early examples of pottery made thousands of years ago.

"I hope that the tureens, bowls, teapots and other serving pieces I make enhance the routines and rituals that frame the intimacy of our lives at home," Kendall said.

Kendall earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and her master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. She joined the UNL faculty in 1987 as a professor of art.

Nebraska Lectures feature leading scholars from UNL who translate their work into understandable, non-technical language, allowing audiences to learn about research conducted at the university. The lectures are sponsored by the UNL Research Council, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and the Office of the Chancellor.

The lecture is one of the 2006 UNL Research Fair events. For more information on the research fair, turn to page 3 or go online to



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