Friday, October 3, 2003
Hershberger Art Gallery, Music Center

A Ceramic Legacy Reception

The identity of the Goshen College Art Department has often been linked to its strong ceramics program developed by the vision of Marvin Bartel. Marvin's arrival in 1970 began a steady and impressive growth in the quality and range of ceramic activity in the department. The exhibition of his ceramic work in regional and national venues and contributions to the field in fuel-efficient kiln building, publication of his writings in ceramic publications and especially his ability to engage and inspire students has brought recognition to Goshen College.

Many of his students have pursued ceramics in graduate school and as exhibiting ceramic artists, production potters, ceramic educators, or in a variety of other ways made ceramic a part of their lives. This exhibit celebrates the many potters that have come out of our program.

For further information read this press release: Goshen College art exhibit celebrates 'Ceramic Legacy'; Show opens Sept. 20 and runs through Nov. 4, reception held Oct. 3.

Click here to view photos from the opening reception.

Contact: Marjorie Brandeberry, phone (574) 535-7000, email

See also: Goshen College Art Gallery Schedule