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Craft artist Sonya Clark to present lecture Sept. 14

September 01, 2010

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Sonya Clark, a craft artist and chair of the craft/material studies department at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, will present a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) School of Art and Design.

Clark has exhibited her work in more than 100 venues, including those in the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Taiwan, Austria, Australia, France and Switzerland. In the United States, her work has been shown in such museums as the Newark (N.J.) Museum, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Boise (Idaho) Art Museum, the Bellevue (Wash.) Arts Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art in Oklahoma, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

sonyaClark holds a master of fine arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. She is the recipient of the Romnes Award, Chenven Award, Lillian Elliott Award, a Wisconsin Arts Board fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Learn more at

For more information about the lecture, contact Stephen Zaima, professor of painting, at 443-4613 or

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