The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by Chicago-based artist Matthew Groves as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Groves is known for his technically advanced ceramic artwork and his impressive feats as a design technician. Free and open to the public, Groves' lecture will take place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8, at the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. For an entire listing of John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series events, visit https://sova.psu.edu/anderson-lecture-events. Groves, originally from England, is a ceramic artist whose technically impressive and lushly surfaced work addresses the concepts of dualism and metamorphosis, often walking the boundary between vessel and sculptural object. Groves' exhibition this April at Gallery Uno in Chicago, "Harvest," dealt with the aftermath of 9/11 and a call for a peaceful revolution in response to the distrust, violence, war and hatred that resulted from the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.