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Baltimore Clayworks Honors MICA Professor Emeritus Ron Lang

Former ceramics department chair will receive award at annual Clay Ball on Sept. 25

Posted 09.17.09 by MICA Media Relations

Ron Lang

BALTIMORE--Baltimore Clayworks will honor ceramicist Ron Lang, professor emeritus and former chair of MICA's ceramics department, at its annual Clay Ball gala and fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 25.

Clayworks cited Lang "for a lifetime of bridging academia and art communities internationally. As ceramic faculty chair at MICA, Lang broke the barriers in utility and decorative clay objects and introduced an entirely new way for Americans to view ceramics. Sampling from his sculpture, Lang creates wood-fired bonsai, in which he considers the plant and the container to craft 'oneness.'"

The Clay Ball takes place at the Engineer's Club on Sept. 25, 7-11 p.m. and celebrates the 29th anniversary of Baltimore Clayworks as a regional leader and nationally recognized ceramic art center.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.