Artist Ann Chahbandour received her M.F.A. in sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, by which time she also completed an independent study at Rhode Island School of Design. She then received a Fullbright Fellowship to study stone carving in Italy. Chahbandour’s work has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad since 1973. She has received numerous grants, awards and residencies and is a member of the Sculptors Guild and the Philadelphia Sculptors.
Artist Sam Chung is an Arizona based sculptor who received his B.A. from St. Olaf College, and his M.F.A from Arizona State University, School of Art, in Ceramics. This year he is involved in two exhibitions, one at the NCECA Biennial, Tampa Museum of Art, in Tampa, Florida and one at the Samuel P. Harn Museum, in Gainesville, Florida. He says of his work “I am interested in the way that pots have the unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can be decorative, create nostalgia, reference history or places, bring attention to more tactile or ergonomic concerns, and of course, they can be used.”
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