Rare Chinese ceramics on exhibit at Rock Valley College through Feb. 20

January 11, 2012

“Ewer with phoenix” will be one of the items on exhibit as Rock Valley College presents a collection of early Chinese ceramics in the Estelle M. Black Library. (Image provided)

Staff Report

From Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, Rock Valley College (RVC) is presenting a collection of early Chinese ceramics in the Estelle M. Black Library, in the Education Resource Center on the RVC main campus, 3301 N. Mulford Road.

A private collector has chosen to share the collection with the public through the exhibit at RVC. The works will be on display during the library’s regular hours, which are 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. The library is closed Sundays.

While on display, viewers will be able to examine these timeless objects and will have a chance to see how the ancient potter gave life to each work of art. It will be possible to see how simple clay has been transformed by fire into a spiritual expression that is capable of transcending centuries.

The ceramic objects in this exhibition are from the Neolithic period, Han, Tang, Song, Jin and Liao dynasties.

Contact Lynn Fischer-Carlson at (815) 921-3348 or L.Fischer-Carlson@RockValleyCollege.edu for more details.

From the Jan. 11-17, 2012, issue

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