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Ceramic artist Chris Staley to present Feb. 15 lecture on intersection of life, art

February 01, 2011

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Chris Staley, an artist and distinguished professor of ceramic arts at Pennsylvania State University, will present the talk “Life & Art: Where They Intersect” on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the ceramics program as part of the Department of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Parking is available for $4 in Booth Garage. Patrons should mention that they are attending the lecture to receive this rate.

staleyStaley, who holds a master of fine arts degree from Alfred University, has traveled extensively as a visiting artist, from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts grants and two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants. His work is in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Staley served on the board of directors at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont., and is currently serving on the board of directors at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

For more information about the lecture, contact Errol Willett, associate professor of ceramics and chair of the Department of Art, at (315) 443-3012 or eswillet@syr.edu.

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