A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

SAIC Alum Paula Crown Exhibits at Dallas' Goss-Michael Foundation

Like many members of SAIC's diverse alumni, Paula Crown (MFA 2012) pursued a career in the arts after working in a different field. This jump from management science to painting and drawing was the recent subject an article in the Dallas Morning News, which was published as Crown prepared to exhibit at the city's Goss-Michael Foundation. "More than a decade ago, Crown, now 57, realized she longed for something more," the story reports. "So, she channeled her energies — her passion, if you will — into making art on a full-time basis."

In the article, the foundation's co-founder, Kenny Goss, calls Crown's work "a striking visual experience. Impressive in scale, the individual works are slick and beautifully made, but behind the gloss lies a thoughtful commentary about how we find our way. It’s immersive and contemplative at the same time.” The acclaimed artist's installation was a part of the MTV Re:Define fundraising gala.