Works of art rarely seen on American soil are now on exhibit in Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass Music Center Atrium.
Turkish ceramists Ibrahim Erdeyer and Mehmet Gürsoy have about 35 pieces on display at "Modern Masters: Turkish Ceramics," running through April 29.
"The ceramics are very fragile, so you don't get to see them all that often. There's no really large-scale importing of them into the United States," said David Evans, dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences. "They are extremely beautiful. I have great hope that what is really one of the world's great artistic and design traditions will get a wider audience here in Oklahoma City."
But more than just getting to see unique art, Evans said viewers also will get to see art that is of great quality.
"They represent a high point in a very long tradition," he said of Erdeyer and Gürsoy. "The two artists that are here are probably two of the five or six best artists working in this medium today." "Krista Nightengale