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Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition, lecture highlight work of Alfred University alumnus
10/06/17

Mary Barringer will deliver the 15th annual Perkins Lecture at Alfred University

Mary Barringer will deliver the 15th annual Perkins Lecture at Alfred University

The work of ceramic sculptor Stanley Rosen, who earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in 1956, will be highlighted during the 15th annual Perkins Lecture Oct. 18, and in a retrospective of his work at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum on the Alfred University campus.

Mary Barringer, master potter, writer and recently retired editor of Studio Potter Magazine will deliver the Perkins Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct.18  in Nevins Theater at the Powell Campus Center on the University campus. Her talk will feature an in-depth review of Rosen’s art and studio practice.

The Dorothy Wilson Perkins Ceramic History Lecture Series was established in 1998, thanks to a generous endowment gift to the Museum by Dr. Lyle Perkins ’39 '47 MFA in memory of his wife, Dr. Dorothy Wilson Perkins ’39 BFA.

 Rosen was one of Lyle Perkins’ students at the Rhode Island School of design.

“Holding the Line,” an exhibition of Rosen’s work, will open Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. There will be a members-only preview reception from 5-6 p.m. and a public reception from 6-9 p.m.

 Rosen is descried as a “quiet visionary,” whose “little-known work from the late 1950’s, 1960’s and 70’s will astonish.”