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John M. Anderson Lecture Series Hosts Phoenix-Based Artist Mary Bates Neubauer

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by sculptor and digital artist Mary Bates Neubauer as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Neubauer is known for her bronze sculptures, digital image prints, and public artworks. Free and open to the public, Neubauer’s lecture will take place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday March 19 in the Stuckeman Jury Space. For an entire listing of John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series events, please visit:

Mary Bates Neubauer is Head of Sculpture at Arizona State University where she runs the foundry program. She has shown her work widely, and her sculptures and prints are in a number of public and private collections. Bates Neubauer is also known for her many public art projects in the western states, including several interactive sculptural works involving light and sound. In the past five years, her sculptures and digital images have appeared in national and international exhibitions including New York, Paris, Beijing, and Adelaide. Working at the intersection of art and science, she exhibits with organizations including Ars Mathematica/ Intersculpt, TeleSculpture, and Art-Science Collaborations, Inc. Bates Neubauer has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a Fulbright Fellow in Cambridge England, and a Ford Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. Recent residencies include the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, the Vermont Studio Center, and the John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency at the Kohler Foundry. Neubauer received her BFA at Colorado State University and an MFA at Indiana University Bloomington.

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