POCATELLO — Lisa Anderson will be the featured artist at the Pocatello Art Center during September. The public is invited to a free demonstration of her paper creations at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Anderson will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those interested in the workshop should call 208-232-0970 or go to the center, 444 N. Main St., to receive more information or register.
Anderson, an accomplished artist, has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work consists of a wide range of media including sculpture, papermaking, book and paper constructions, traditional and digital drawing and painting, conceptual experiential work, illustration and graphic design.
Anderson grew up in Pocatello in a family of artists. Her grandfather, Bill White, was well known for his intricate woodcarving. Her mother, Peggy Anderson, excels in both oil and porcelain painting. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Idaho State University and an Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho, Anderson moved to South Carolina.
She taught as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate and later at the University of St. Francis in Indiana. She received the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award, as well as many other grants and honors. She returned to Salt Lake City, where she owns two studios. Atelier 114, is a workshop with space for tutoring, and Fontspeak Studios is a design shop serving businesses, musicians, filmmakers and arts and cultural organizations.