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John M. Anderson Lecture Series Hosts Artist Tim Roda

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Tim Roda as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Roda’s work travels between installation, photography, and performance. Although his studies focus on ceramics, Roda uses photography because its properties, both abstract and physical, make it the medium best suited for depicting his vision of life and art. Free and open to the public, Roda’s lecture will take place Tuesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m., in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. For an entire listing of John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series events, please visit:

Roda’s work is in public collections including the Bard College Museum, the Hessel Foundation, the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. His work is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Gasser Grunert in New York, and Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York. He is the recipient of a 2008 Fulbright grant to study photography in Italy, among other honors. Roda earned a B.F.A. in Ceramics at Penn State and an M.F.A. in Ceramics at the University of Washington. His work appears in the exhibition Uncanny Congruencies at the Palmer Museum of Art, September–December 2013.

In addition to his lecture, Roda will also be jurying SoVA’s Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on display in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery November 4-15, 2013. Additional information regarding this event, as well as the full Zoller Gallery schedule can be found at:

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. The series sponsors leading artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Dr. Anderson, an Evan Pugh Research Professor of Philosophy, was a long-time 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.

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.



Photo Caption: "Living Large"