Ganstrom's work to be featured at American Museum of Ceramic Art

Three ceramic sculptures by Linda Ganstrom, professor of art at Fort Hays State University, will be displayed at the Form and Imagination: Women Ceramic Sculptors exhibit, from Sept. 8 to Nov. 24 in Los Angeles.

The process started last fall when the American Museum of Ceramic Art asked Ganstrom to submit some of her artwork. She said she submitted about a dozen pieces; those pieces were then put under scrutiny by a three-judge panel.

Around the beginning of the year, Ganstrom received an e-mail saying she will be one of 15 women in the exhibit. Her three art pieces will be "Seed Sisters," "BackUp," "Rapunzel's DNA Ladder" and "Lets Play."

"It's really exciting," Ganstrom said. "I am the only one from a small university. All the others are either from a big school or they are studio artists."

Ganstrom said she feels that it isn't a disadvantage to be working in Kansas because there are fewer distractions. She said she draws inspiration from family, relationships and friends.

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