SUNY Buffalo State’s ceramics program is hosting the 16th annual Western New York Clay Olympics, Thursday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio, Upton Hall 128.
This year’s contest features students from four area high schools—Kenmore East, Lancaster, Lewiston-Porter, and Pioneer—whose teachers are alumni of the ceramics and art education programs. Approximately 40 high school student contestants, working individually and in teams, will compete in timed events using clay and various clay-forming methods in an Olympic-style contest.
In conjunction with the contest, there will be a ceramics exhibition of the participating students’ artwork in the Czurles-Nelson Gallery in Upton Hall. A juror will select the top artworks and the winning artists will receive cash awards made possible by the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
The awards will be presented at 1:15 p.m. in the Czurles-Nelson Galley. All the events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (716) 878-6032.