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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Hosts Visiting Artist Julian Stair

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The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Julian Stair as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.  Julian Stair investigates and complicates the role of functional pottery in contemporary culture. Free and open to the public, Stair’s lecture will take place Tuesday, February 18, 4:30 PM at the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.  For complete details about the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture series, and an entire listing of events, please visit: http: The lecture is co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Asian Studies Program, and the Department of English.

Stair is a potter, academic, and writer from Bristol, England.  His materials range from fine porcelain to crude brick clay; they range in size from hand-held, intimate cups and teapots to towering jars standing over six feet and weighing over a ton.

Stair studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London. He is currently a Principal Research Fellow at London’s University of Westminster. His work has been exhibited internationally for more than thirty years and is in more than twenty public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the American Museum of Art and Design, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.  He is a 2004 recipient of the European Achievement Award from the World Crafts Council.

Lectures are free of charge and open to the public.  For additional information please contact:

Ann Tarantino John M. Anderson Lecture Series Coordinator

Tammy Hosterman SoVA Communications Coordinator