Art and Life: Where They Intersect
Lecture by Penn State 2012-13 Laureate Chris Staley

Tuesday, February 19
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Penn State Laurate and professor Chris Staley talks about how wisdom is revealed at the intersection of art and life. Staley's presentation will address: "We live in a time of unprecedented change. What has this change done to how we relate to objects, and each other and our sense of place? How has our sense of time been affected? How does art provide a unique perspective on how we live?  What is the difference between representation and presentation?"

Chris Staley is a distinguished professor of the ceramic arts at Penn State University. He was recently selected to be the Penn State Laureate for 2012-2013. In 1977, he attended the Kansas City Art Institute for a year as a special student then went on to earn his MFA from Alfred University. He has traveled extensively as a visiting artist from Bezalel Academy in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He has received two National Endowment of the Arts grants and two Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Grants. His work is in many collections including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. For nine years he served on the board of directors at the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, Montana, and is currently serving on the board of directors at The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.