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In conjunction with the exhibition celebrating NCECA’s 50th anniversary, Across the Table, Across the Land, curators Namita Wiggers and Michael Strand have organized several city-wide events aimed at connecting ceramics with Kansas City communities. Each event strives to showcase how ceramics bring people together every day.

Across the Table, Across the Land programming is as follows:

Tea at the Bus Stop — Australian Ceramicist, Shannon Garson is recreating her “Tea at the Bus Stop” in Kansas City during the NCECA conference. “Tea at the Bus Stop” invites passengers to stop and enjoy a cup of tea and engage in conversation. People are invited to keep their cup–with the caveat that they share an image via Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #teaatthebusstop–or to just share in the joy of lively conversation and a good beverage in a handmade vessel.

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Several passengers and passersby stop for a cup of tea in handmade vessels by ceramicist, Shannon Garson

Tea at the Bus Stop events:
March 15th, 10:30AM, 12 & Main Bus Stop

Might Mugs and Muffins – Ceramic Art students from Fort Hayes University drove in to KC to share their experiences and art practices with super hero spring breakers at Mattie Rhodes Art Center.

March 15th, 2PM – Mattie Rhodes Art Center


Pop Up Happy Hour with Artist, Nicole Gugliotti’s STD Cups – This is the third iteration of Gugliotti’s project, Sexually Transmitted Dis…..ease. Gugliotti’s ceramic cups will be available for purchase during the event and 50% of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri’s current health care expansion project which includes transgender care and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) services.

Come to The Brick–grab a beer and a burger–and stay for lively conversations! The Brick is only a 10 minute walk from the convention center. Check out Facebook for more details.

March 16th, 5-7PM, The Brick (1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64108) 

Contact Charlotte Street with any questions – 816.221.5115


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