Brandywine welcomes Penn State Laureate Christopher Staley to campus Feb. 21

Distinguished Professor of the Ceramic Arts and 2012-13 Penn State Laureate Christopher Parks Staley will visit Penn State Brandywine on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11:30 a.m. to present "Art & Life: Where They Intersect." Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join Staley in room 113 of the Main Building as he discusses how people relate to objects and each other in a world of remarkable change.

Staley's ceramic pieces can be seen in many esteemed collections, such as the International Museum of Ceramic Art in Fuping, China; the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. His artwork has also been displayed in dozens of one-person exhibitions and selected group exhibitions around the United States.

Staley brings global experience and knowledge to the forefront in his presentation as he has held lectures and workshops across the country as well as around the world in Italy, Canada, Brazil and Israel.

Ceramic Black Covered Jar and Self Portrait

The Penn State Laureate is a symbolic position given to a full-time faculty member in the fine arts or humanities. Throughout the academic year, the faculty member appears at University and state events in order to bring a higher level of social, cultural, artistic, and human outlook and understanding to various audiences. The Laureate serves as a representative of the University who brings prominence to his or her own work while also bringing great credit to Penn State. Staley becomes the fifth Penn State faculty member awarded with the respected title.

This event is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information about Staley's presentation, visit Brandywine's Speaker Series 2013 webpage. 

-by Mike McDade