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Art professor's work chosen for national association’s exhibition

Muskingum College Assistant Professor of Art Ken McCollum has been selected to exhibit his works at the 40th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Portland, Oregon.

McCollum will exhibit 20 ceramic pieces for nearly 5,000 conference participants who will be in Portland from March 8-11.  The pieces will then be on display at the Dorothy Steele Studio in Portland from March 10-31.  An opening reception will be held at the studio on March 10. He was recommended for the honor by Joe Molinaro, professor of art at Eastern Kentucky University and Ted Vogel, professor of art at Portland State University.

McCollum joined the faculty at Muskingum College in 2000.  He received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Phillips University, his master of arts degree from West Texas State University and his master of fine arts degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Last year, McCollum received the Award of Excellence for the Rosewood Art Centre’s juried competition, Earth in Balance 2005.

The purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice. It offers programs, exhibitions and publications that are uniquely beneficial and rewarding to its membership of artists, educators, students, patrons, retailers and manufacturers.