HAYS, KS -- Linda Ganstrom, associate professor of art at Fort Hays State University, will be in high demand during the coming semester due to the appeal of her ceramic sculptures.
To begin the new year, Ganstrom's work will be part of the 2001 Rendezvous invitational exhibit from Dec. 15, 2001, to March 17, 2002, at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, NE. Curator Jake Jacobson chose a sampling of ceramic artists that he believed were representative of contemporary ceramics. After being invited to exhibit, Ganstrom could invite one other ceramic artist and chose her husband, Sheldon.
"I am exhibiting an installation titled 'Awakening,' " said Ganstrom. "The content is heavily influenced by fairy tales blended with my own personal mythology and addresses the socialization and interaction of women and men."
In conjunction with the Rendezvous exhibit, Ganstrom will give a lecture on Jan. 24 titled "Contemporary Clay and My Place Within It."
From March 3, 2002, through April 28, 2002, Ganstrom will display two sculptures at the Sculptural Clay Invitational at the Daum Museum of Art in Sedalia, MO. Ganstrom will show two pieces of art, "Flame" and a sculpture created especially for the show, "Awaiting Awakening."
Also during March, Ganstrom will display "Deeply Rooted Awakening" at the Manhattan Art Center in Manhattan, KS. The exhibition will be part of the pre-conference event at Kansas State University.
Ganstrom will curate an exhibition of sculptural works that deal with the body and the added layer of text on the sculpture which will be titled "Bodytext." The exhibition will run from March 1 to March 30 at the Kansas City Artist Coalition in Kansas City, KS. Ganstrom will exhibit three pieces and colleagues Sondra Schwetman, FHSU professor of art, Shannon Calhoun and Tenille Blair-Neff, FHSU alumni, will also exhibit.
Finally, Ganstrom will display three pieces of art at the Once Upon a Time Craft Alliance Gallery from April 19 to May 26 in St. Louis, MO. She will exhibit "Deeply Rooted Night Mother and Seed Sisters," "Deeply Rooted Pool Mother and Heart/Homes" and "Sky Pillar."