Penn State Laureate to Present Art and Life: Where They Intersect

Penn State Laureate Chris Staley (Provided photo)

By Steve Harmic, Penn State DuBois

DUBOIS – Penn State Laureate Chris Staley will speak at Penn State DuBois at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Hiller Quite Lounge.  All members of the public and campus community are welcome to attend.

Staley’s lecture, “Art and Life: Where They Intersect,” examines the wisdom that is revealed when art crosses paths with life. He will discuss how living in a time of unprecedented change has affected how people relate to objects and each other.

Staley, the 2012-13 Penn State Laureate, is a Distinguished Professor of Art.  He joined the university faculty in 1990, teaching ceramics in the School of Visual Arts. Under his leadership, the Ceramics Graduate Program has been ranked number 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. He received Penn State’s Graduate Faculty Teaching Award in 2007. His work can be seen at such prestigious locations as the International Museum of Ceramic Art, Fuping, China; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

The Penn State laureate is a full-time university faculty member in the humanities or fine arts who is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences. The laureate will be a highly visible representative of Penn State who will appear regularly at events University-wide and throughout the Commonwealth at community and statewide events.

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