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Ceramicist to speak at Shenango campus

Published: Mon, March 11, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

Sharon, Pa.

Ceramicist Chris Staley, the 2012-13 Penn State laureate and a distinguished professor of art at the university, will visit the Penn State Shenango campus Wednesday.

He will demonstrate his work and technique from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the campus’s Ceramics Lab on the first floor of Lecture Hall. In the afternoon, Staley will speak on “Art and Life: Where They Intersect” at 1 p.m. in Room 105 of Sharon Hall.

Both programs are free and open to the public.

Staley earned a master of arts degree from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y.

He has traveled extensively as a visiting artist, including a stint at Belazel University in Israel, and has received two National Endowment of the Arts grants and two Pennsylvania Council of the Arts grants.

Staley’s art is in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

He currently serves on the board of directors at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and previously served on the board of directors at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont.

For information, email Christian Kuharik, Penn State Shenango Ceramic art instructor, at cbk3@psu.edu.

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