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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Fall 2014 Lineup

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The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give masterclasses and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Beginning in September, the fall 2014 schedule will feature lectures by six exceptional artists: Charles Woodman, David Teplica, Emily Noelle Lambert, Barry Schwabsky, Matt Wedel, and Nina Berman. Unless otherwise noted, lectures will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.  Lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For complete information regarding these amazing artists, visit:

The fall 2014 series will kick off with Charles Woodman. Woodman integrates the dynamic beauty of video with the live intensity of music and performance. Woodman’s lecture will take place Tuesday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Architecture Incubator, 16 Borland Building.

David Teplica is at once an artist and scientist, whose work as a plastic surgeon informs his photography practice and focuses on the complexity and multiplicity of the human form. Teplica’s lecture will take place Thursday, October 2. This event is co-sponsored with the Palmer Museum of Art.

Emily Noelle Lambert creates hybrid, ever-changing puzzles of color and form that are at once paintings, sculptures, narratives, and installations. Lambert’s lecture will take place Tuesday, October 7.

Barry Schwabsky is a poet, critic, and educator who writes about art, culture, beauty, words, the human condition, and the relationships between them all. Schwabsky’s lecture will take place Tuesday, October 28.

Matt Wedel takes the ancient material of ceramic and through it invents an alternative primordial history of creation that travels through the realms of desire, hybridity, and the imagination. Wedel’s lecture will take place Tuesday, November 11.

Rounding off the fall season is Nina Berman. Berman’s work peers into the social and economic practices of contemporary American society, with a focus on their relationships to global politics. Berman’s lecture will take place Tuesday, November 18.

The Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series was established in 2001 through the generous support of John M. Anderson, Penn State professor emeritus. The result of Dr. Anderson’s love of the philosophy of art and painting, his endowment contributes to the creative and intellectual life of the campus. Dr. Anderson, an Evan Pugh Research Professor of Philosophy, was a longtime faculty member and three-time department head in the Department of Philosophy and the first director of Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.