Ceramics Professor and Alumnus Win Prizes in Sculpture Competition

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

installation of 365Lecturer Keith Bryant and art alumnus Bradley Tucker won first and second place, respectively, in the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration, presented on September 10 by the Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC. The judge was Dr. Elizabeth ("Lee") Kelley, curator of fine art collection development and management for the Chicago Transit Authority. Sixty-eight artists entered the competition. The First Place Award brought a prize of $2,000; the Second Place Award was $1,500.

Bryant has taught for UNC Charlotte in the Department of Art & Art History since 2000. His instructional focus is ceramics, sculpture, and three-dimensional design. His winning work, "365," (pictured) is an installation of ceramic balls in the stream at Broyhill Park in Lenoir.