Artist to Discuss "Story Held in Objects" at NWU Lecture

An artist whose work has been exhibited in more than 150 museums and galleries throughout the world will give an upcoming lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Sonya Clark, Chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, will present "The Story Held in Objects" on Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Clark's work draws attention to our responsibility to the history of our ancestors and the future of our descendents through the stories held in objects, materials and processes. The Beaded Prayer Project, designed and directed by Clark, involved 4,500 participants from over 30 countries making objects that celebrated shared humanity.

Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world including the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Ghana, Taiwan, Austria, Australia, France, Switzerland, and throughout the U.S. including the Newark Museum, UCLA Fowler Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She has been recognized with numerous honors and awards.

Clark's lecture is the keynote address at the biennial Art of Fine Craft Conference, October 1-2. The conference is presented by the Lux Center for the Arts and the Department of Art at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Olin B Lecture Hall is located in the Olin Hall of Science, one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.