Faculty Colloquia Continues with Art Professor


The University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia will present Alisa Holen, assistant professor of art, at 3 p.m. Friday, March 17 in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center.

Holen’s lecture will explore the handmade object. She will answer the question, why makers, including Holen, still have the desire and passion to make handmade objects, given the considerable time and effort involved. In addition, she will explore what ultimately gives these handmade objects their value, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Finally, why do people continue to desire handmade objects, even long after they have ceased to be necessary in our modern society?

Holen holds a bachelor’s degree in art from Augsburg College, and a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics, as well as in sculpture with a ceramics emphasis, from the University of Iowa. She is an active presenter in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference. She is also involved in many local arts activities including founding Empty Bowls Evansville. For more information on Holen, visit http://alpottergirl.com

For more information about the colloquia, contact, Shannon Pritchard at snpritchar@usi.edu or 812-465-1023.


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