Arts Center ceramist, KU partner for excavation in Crete

The Lawrence Art Center’s ceramist-in-residence Kyla Strid will be traveling to Gournia, Crete, this week with an archeological team led by Kansas University’s classics professor John Younger to consult on the excavation of a Minoan pottery site.

Strid, 2013-14 ceramics artist in residence and studio manager, has been working with Younger in her beginners pottery class to help further his understanding on ceramic shards and tools on the site. His expertise in Minoan culture and history and Strid’s knowledge in ceramics led to the partnership for the exhibition.

Younger and Strid will spend two weeks this summer working together on the site in Crete and hope it will prompt future program collaboration between the Arts Center and KU, according to an Arts Center press release.