Assistant chair of the department of art and an assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Southern Indiana, Alisa (Al) Holen is a consistent award winner in regional competitions. [....]
When asked about what influenced her to become an artist, Al Holen tells the story that, growing up, she didn’t know that dads watched football on weekends. She thought dads went to the art studio on the weekends. Her father, the sculptor Norman D. Holen, was a professor of art at Ausberg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She recalls that there was always clay at their house and father and daughter would work side by side making art.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website