FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2012
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing & Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, STEVEN SCHAEFFER, CERAMICIST & SCULPTOR
WHAT: A prolific artist who works as ceramicist and sculptor, Steven Schaeffer has exhibited his art nationally and internationally. Schaeffer shares insights on his career and technique during his presentation for SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2012
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Section K, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
CERAMICIST AND SCULPTOR STEVEN SCHAEFFER
DECEMBER 6, 2012
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A prolific artist who works as ceramicist and sculptor, Steven Schaeffer has exhibited his art nationally and internationally. Schaeffer shares insights on his career and technique during his presentation for SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday December 6, 2012. The lecture begins at 7pm in the Centrum Arena, Section K. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Steven Schaeffer was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and began his education in art at an early age. He studied with masters in the field of ceramics in Philadelphia’s thriving art community as well as in Flagstaff, Arizona. He received in his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University. Schaeffer’s work has been seen in over 70 national and international exhibitions and is in permanent collections across the United States and is included in the Jingdezen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezen, China. In 2007, his ceramic sculpture was accepted to the Fourth Ceramic Biennial International Competition in Korea and the NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition at the Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2009, Schaeffer traveled to Florence, Italy, where his work was included in the Florence Biennale, where at the conclusion of the event, the art became part of the permanent collection in Sienna, Italy. More recently, he served as curator for “Across the Divide” that was displayed at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. Schaeffer is Professor of Practice in Ceramics at Northern Arizona University.
A special feature of Steven Schaeffer’s appearance at SUU will be a workshop that includes a hands-on demonstration that showcases both sculptural and wheel-thrown vessel techniques. The workshop will be held on December 6th and 7th in Centrum 203 from 9am-4pm. The public especially local high schools students are invited to attend, though a lunch break is tentatively scheduled for noon.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Discover the art of Steven Schaeffer by attending his Art Insights presentation. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies and a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.