Jan 12, 2016

FVCC Ceramics Students Display Terracotta Army Inspired Sculptures

Flathead Valley Community College ceramics students will display their contemporary twists on the 2,200-year-old Chinese Terracotta Army in an art exhibition beginning January 20.

The Terracotta Army is a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. More than 9,000 clay sculptures of soldiers, chariots and horses were buried with the emperor between 210 and 209 B.C. The sculptures were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in the Shaanxi province in northwest China.

FVCC ceramics students were tasked with making contemporary warrior or hero figures using the Terracotta Army as an inspiration.

Free and open to the public, the show will be on display through February 11 in the student art gallery in the lower level of the Arts and Technology building on campus. For more information, contact FVCC Assistant Professor of Ceramics David Regan at 756-3993.