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In the heart of California's Central Valley, Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County with a population which has grown steadily from 13,992 in 1970 to over 70,000 today. Home of California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.

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The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA is pleased to announce Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection; an engaging, thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary look at contemporary Japanese Ceramics paired with nature photographs. Curated by Christine Knoke, Mingei International Museum, and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Nature, Tradition, and Innovation is on view at the Carnegie from September 16 through December 31, 2017.

The exhibition provides a dynamic survey of the diverse and innovative practices of ceramic-making in Japan – from exquisite flower vases and serene tea bowls to whimsical candle holders and robust platters – revealing the earthly beauty of Japanese ceramics. This admiration for rugged-looking stoneware derives in part from the traditional aesthetic of wabi – a cultivated simplicity and rusticity – which has been highly valued for centuries. It also derives from the Japanese deep-rooted love of nature and reverence of the kami – higher beings, or spirits, that inhabit all natural things.

Featuring 43 exceptional Japanese artists, this exhibition showcases ceramic objects of unsurpassed beauty made for everyday use. The 55 works chosen are closely associated with Japan’s historical pottery centers and reinterpret traditional methods in a modern context. The spiritual link between art and nature is poetically highlighted by 11 digital photographs taken by photographer Taijiro Ito which are paired with related ceramics in the exhibit.

For centuries, Japan’s potters have used the natural elements of earth, water, and fire to create vessels that evoke nature, taking inspiration from the moss coating on a stone statue of a Buddha, the flow of water over an ancient rock or the bark of a majestic cryptomeria tree. Many of their forms and glazed finishes harmonize with these natural tones and textures and are often believed to be created by the kami themselves during the firing of the kiln.

The artists in this exhibition have been profoundly inspired by the natural world. Many have created works associated with some of Japan’s most ancient kilns, established 1,000 years ago. These are the Rokkoyo or “Six Old Kilns” of Bizen, Echizen, Shigaraki, Seto, Tamba and Tokoname. Ceramics from these old kilns have highly distinctive styles—such as the smooth, unglazed Bizen wares and the rugged, feldspar-encrusted Shigaraki wares. For nearly a millennium the Rokkoyo have been producing functional stoneware vessels for daily use and for the past 400 years also make wares for the tea ceremony.

Programs associated with the exhibition will include lectures on ceramic history and techniques, Japanese-American culture, and more. Family events will explore origami, haiku, and taiko drumming. Field trips for school groups may be scheduled by contacting the Carnegie’s main office.

Following the Carnegie Arts Center’s presentation of Nature, Tradition, and Innovation, the exhibition will conclude its tour at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, FL in spring 2018. For a complete, updated tour schedule, please visit http://artsandartists.org/exhibitions-mingeiceremics.php

Admission to the exhibition: $5 general; CAC members and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Hours: Weds. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun. noon- 4 p.m.

Contact: Lisa McDermott
Email: lisa@carnegieartsturlock.org
Phone: (209) 632-5761 x101

More Info: carnegieartsturlock.org

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When: Sep 16 at 10:00 AM
Location: Carnegie Arts Center
City Council Meeting
When: Sep 12 at 6:00 PM, Sep 26 at 6:00 PM, Oct 10 at 6:00 PM
Location: City Hall
Downsizing Seminar on Aug. 23
Preparing to sell your home can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Learn tips on how to downsize efficiently and with minimal stress when Covenant Village of Turlock hosts relocation expert, Liz Nelligan, from Moving Station on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. After, Nelligan will share inside information on current real estate trends. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 877-834-1238 or visiting www.covenantvillageofturlock.org. Covenant Village of Turlock, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community, is located at 2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock, Calif.
Phone: 877-834-1238

More Info: www.covenantvillageofturlock.org

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When: Aug 23 at 1:00 PM
Location: Covenant Village of Turlock
Downtown Thursday Night Market
Join in the fun every Thursday evening. Vendors, Live Music and Lots of Fun!

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When: Aug 24 at 5:00 PM, Aug 31 at 5:00 PM, Sep 07 at 5:00 PM, Sep 14 at 5:00 PM, Sep 21 at 5:00 PM, Sep 28 at 5:00 PM, Oct 05 at 5:00 PM, Oct 12 at 5:00 PM
Location: Central Park
Special City Council Meeting
When: Oct 17 at 5:00 PM
Location: City Hall
Turlock Certified Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning join the fun at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market. The Market features fresh produce, baked goods, and local artisans; fun for the whole family.

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When: Aug 26 at 8:00 AM, Sep 02 at 8:00 AM, Sep 09 at 8:00 AM, Sep 16 at 8:00 AM, Sep 23 at 8:00 AM, Sep 30 at 8:00 AM, Oct 07 at 8:00 AM, Oct 14 at 8:00 AM
Location: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
Turlock Chamber Speakers Toastmasters Meeting
Contact: Sam Paulissian
Email: spaulissian@gmail.com
Phone: 2096057508

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When: Aug 25 at 12:00 PM, Sep 01 at 12:00 PM, Sep 08 at 12:00 PM, Sep 15 at 12:00 PM, Sep 22 at 12:00 PM, Sep 29 at 12:00 PM, Oct 06 at 12:00 PM, Oct 13 at 12:00 PM
Location: Turlock Chamber of Commerce
Turlock Planning Commission
Planning Commission meeting.

Contact: Dorinda Soiseth or Debra Whitmore
Email: dsoiseth@turlock.ca.us
Phone: (209) 668-5640

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When: Sep 07 at 6:00 PM, Oct 05 at 6:00 PM
Location: City Hall - Yosemite Room
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