Exhibit Opening: Inspirations of Life
- Penn State Great Valley, Malvern PA
To promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists today who are working with a variety of materials, Dr. Craig Edelbrock, Chancellor of PSGV, hosts a series of art documentaries focusing on the Masters.
The series kicks off with a film on Karen Karnes, a master clay artist, and one of the pioneers of the 20th century craft movement. This intimate study of her work and life takes the viewer deep into the creative process, into the evolution of a single sculptural piece and a body of work over a lifetime. The artist's pacing and grounding in nature reminds one's own body of its essential connection to natural rhythms, inspiring one viewer to remark : "it changes you as you're watching it." The film is an essential experience for artists of all kinds, for teachers of art and anyone with an interest in art, aesthetics, the origins of the American Avant-Garde, and our uniquely human drive to capture beauty and mystery in material form - as a process, and as a subject of contemplation
Now in its fifth decade, The School of Graduate Professional Studies (SGPS) at Penn State Great Valley is a leader in providing professional graduate programs in the fields of Engineering, Information Science, Leadership, Technology, and Management. Penn State Great Valley strives to be a vibrant academic and social hub for the region by connecting people and ideas. The campus offers free artistic, musical and cultural events for the community to celebrate the diverse riches of the local area.
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