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Source: Nelson Smith, 785-532-6605,
News release prepared by: Megan Wilson, 785-532-6415,

Monday, Feb. 9, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Artist Hope Rovelto will present a lecture and demonstration Thursday, Feb. 12, at Kansas State University. Rovelto's lecture will be at 3 p.m. in the Big 12 Room at the K-State Student Union, while her demonstration will start at 6 p.m. at the K-State ceramics studio in West Stadium.

The lecture and demonstration are coordinated by K-State's department of art and Potters Guild. Both are free and open to the public.

Rovelto is an adjunct professor of art at Cumberland County College's Clay College and a full-time technician and ceramic shop supervisor at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. A sculptor and printmaker, she works in ceramic and forged steel, among other mediums. She creates autobiographical works that touch on topics of personal experiences and social interactions. The characters in Rovelto's situational installations are represented by chairs. Various types of chairs are used as metaphor to illustrate various personalities and social situations.

Rovelto received her master's in ceramics and glass from the School of American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She also studied film at the Seattle Film Institute and received a bachelor's in sculpture and printmaking from the Maine College of Art.