Annual Arts Lecture
Speaker: Ceramicist Jonathan Kaplan '68
On Friday May 18th ceramicist Jonathan Kaplan, class of 1968, will present the annual Arts Lecture, "So I asked Myself………How Did I Get Here?" on the occasion of his 50th reunion. This event is the 5th Annual Arts Presentation launched and supported by Jonathan Talbot ’57 who initiated the program with his presentation, “Collage: Medium & Metaphor." The following year, Molly Lynn Watt ’56 presented “On the Wings of Song – a Journey into the Civil Rights Era”, followed in 2016 by Lakota performer, storyteller and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse who visited campus for a 3 day celebration of Lakota Culture. Last year's presentation was by Professor John Willis of Marlboro College, a documentary photographer.
Jonathan earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has had a serendipitous career in ceramics including teaching, writing as well as maintaining an active studio practice including design and manufacturing for the tabletop industry for over 40 years. He now curates Plinth Gallery and serves on the board of The Studio Potter. In 2015, Jonathan was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics.