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Penn State Laureate Staley to Visit Shenango Campus--Community Welcome

2/26/2013 —

Sharon, Pa.—Ceramicist Chris Staley, the 2012-2013 Penn State Laureate and distinguished professor of art at the University, will be at the Penn State Shenango campus on Wednesday, March 13, to demonstrate his work and technique from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the campus' Ceramics Lab located on the first floor of Lecture Hall. Following his morning presentation, 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.

After being rejected by several MFA programs, Staley attended the Kansas City Art Institute for a year as a special student and then went on to earn his MFA from Alfred University.

Staley has traveled extensively as a visiting artist from Bezalel Academy in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Main. He 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 was previously on the board of directors at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

For more information, please email Penn State Shenango Ceramic Art Instructor Christian Kuharik at cbk3@psu.edu.

Alternative prints of this publication are available. To request a copy, please contact Liz Izenas at 724-983-2906 or via email at egi100@psu.edu. Thank you.

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