FHSU alumnus accepted into the 2015 NCECA exhibition


Ned Day, a Fort Hays State University alumnus, was accepted into the 2015 biennial ceramics exhibition of the "Lively Experiments" of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Providence, R.I.

"I am very excited and honored to have the opportunity to show my work at this level of the ceramic arts and education field," said Day. He is an art teacher at the Great Plains Art Institute on the Sinte Gleska University campus on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, Mission, S.D.

His work has been exhibited in several national and international shows over the last few years, "which I credit to my education from FHSU," he said.

Day said that teaching and working on his own art are "much the same," in that both involve communicating and sharing ideas and information.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a B.F.A. in 1999 and from Fort Hays State in 2013 with a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpting and a minor in art history.

"This is a huge honor for Ned and our M.F.A. program," said Linda Ganstrom, professor of art at FHSU. "This international competition is hugely competitive and features the best and the brightest."

Before teaching at Sinte Gleska, Day worked as a catalogue art director for Cabela's, the outdoor life and sports retailer, in Sidney, Neb. During his time in Sidney, he helped establish the Sidney Fine Arts Center, where he also directed ceramic workshops at the arts center.

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