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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design announces

Slurp! Honoring the Ramen Bowl - Curated and juried by Kiku Obata

An exhibition celebrating a part of the popular noodle craze that’s often overlooked—the bowl itself!

March 3 - 31, 2017 | Opening Reception: March 3, 20017, 6:00 – 8:00pm

WHERE: Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design — Delmar Loop Gallery, 6640 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO  63130 / 314.725.1177
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ST LOUIS (January 31, 2017)  Ramen has become an international food sensation with hundreds of cult shops popping up around the globe. There is an infinite variety of noodles, broths, and toppings that one can choose from and there have been serious debates over authenticity, origins, and proper ways to eat this dish. At the center sits the Ramen Bowl, a simple ceramic vessel of humble beginnings, simple markings and glazes, but with careful consideration to shape, size, and rim, that allows one to intimately inhale the aroma and slurp away with chopsticks and a deep spoon. Let’s honor the Ramen Bowl!

Featuring invited artists: Dan Anderson, Blair Clemo, Linda Christianson, Brett Freund, Randy Johnston, Nina Lalli, Beth Lo, Lee Love, Warren MacKenzie, Ron Meyers, Malinda Reich, Suzanne Marie Sullivan and other artists selected by Juror Kiku Obata.

Kiku Obata is founder of Kiku Obata & Company, a design studio based in St. Louis and London. The firm undertakes a diverse range of work in the fields of art, culture, commerce, and the public realm. She is a graduate of Stanford University, a trustee of the Whitaker Foundation, and a board member of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and Laumeier Sculpture Park. She has collected ceramics for years and LOVES ramen.  


Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is a non-profit art center dedicated to empowering and enriching communities through craft. Located in the Delmar Loop and the Grand Center districts of St. Louis, Missouri, Craft Alliance offers exhibitions, education classes for all skill levels, free community programs, artist residencies and a gallery shop. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is funded in part by the Arts and Education Council; the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; and the generous support of its members. For more information, please call 314.725.1177 or visit
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