“Potters for Peace” exhibition added at Kennesaw State

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University has added an exhibition to its Summer 2006…

Georgia (Jun 27, 2006) — “Potters for Peace” exhibition added at Kennesaw State

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417 or via cell 678−499−3417

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University has added an exhibition to its Summer 2006 schedule. “Potters for Peace Filter Receptacle Show” will open with a public reception at 7 p.m. on June 28 in the Fine Arts Gallery at Kennesaw State. The exhibition runs through July 27.

Organized at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania‚ the exhibition‚ which is also known in the potters community as “The Big Show‚” is intended to raise awareness of the clay/sawdust and colloidal silver water filter that is being used in developing nations on five continents. Since 1998‚ Potters for Peace has been developing and promoting these low−tech water filters to help meet the urgent demand for safe water in rural and marginalized communities. According to the Potters for Peace website‚ field experience and clinical test results have shown this filter to effectively eliminate approximately 99.88% of most water−borne disease agents. These filters have been cited by the United Nations' Appropriate Technology Handbook and are used by the International Red Cross and the Nobel Prize−winning medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders. The Potters hope that the development of this technology‚ and its supporting technologies‚ will provide a much needed cottage industry: the production on a village and semi−industry level of low−tech ceramic water filters.

The filters are primarily intended for household use‚ ideally as part of an overall water delivery network combined with intensive educational efforts aimed at improving water hygiene. Each consists of a porous clay filter unit perched inside a lidded five−gallon spigoted receptacle of plastic or clay. The filter unit is saturated with colloidal silver as a germicide and disinfectant.

Potter Richard Wukich will present a lecture and discussion on July12; the time will be announced at a later date. Other exhibitors in the show include Lacey Anderson‚ Brian Badac‚ Sharif Bey‚ Jaime Biggs‚ Val Cushing‚ Jim Chaney‚ Manny Hernandez‚ Bob Isenberg‚ Rick James‚ David Macdonald‚ Ron Mazanowski‚ Donna Nicholas‚ Jeffery Schwarz and Barbara Wukich.

The galleries at Kennesaw State University are free and open to the public. Hours for the Fine Arts Gallery in the Wilson Building are 11 a.m.−3 p.m. Monday−Thursday and 7−9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For more information‚ call 770−499−3223.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 18‚000 from 129 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.


 

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