We live in a time of unprecedented change. How has this change affected the way we relate to objects and each other? What has it done to our sense of time and place?
This lively conversation addresses these pressing issues and more: In today’s world, how can educators and artists ask questions that enrich our awareness? How do our senses influence how we learn? Why is the subjective becoming essential to the learning process? Join artist Chris Staley to find out.
OnDemand lectures will expire on Nov 1, 2014.
Chris Staley is a distinguished professor of ceramic arts at Penn State University. He was recently selected to be the Penn State Laureate for 2012-2013. In 1977, he was rejected by all the graduate MFA programs he applied to. However, after attending the Kansas City Art Institute for a year as a special student, he went on to earn his MFA from Alfred University. He has traveled extensively as a visiting artist at institutions ranging from Bezalel Academy 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 American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as in friends’ cupboards. He once wrote an essay titled “The Hegemonic Eye: Can the Hand Survive?” For nine years, he served on the board of directors of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and he currently serves on the board of directors of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
This event is part of 92Ys Virtual Clay™ series: offering first of a kind, real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. The conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways. All of this in the comfort of your home, studio or classroom.