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Meet Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Artist Talk in the Staenberg Commons

FREE and open to the public

Partnering with Fontbonne University


Identical twin brothers Kelly and Kyle Phelps are Professors at private Catholic universities in Ohio. Kelly Phelps is a Professor at Xavier University (Cincinnati) where he oversees the sculpture department. Kyle is a Professor at University Dayton (Dayton) where he is the head of the ceramic and sculpture departments.  Much of the twins' work is about the blue collar working-class, race relations and the everyday struggles of the common man and woman.  Both Kelly and Kyle continue to work collaboratively to create their artwork and share a studio in Centerville (OH). The twins share numerous grants, regional, national, and international exhibitions, and commissions. Their work is also included in many permanent museum collections across the United States. Most notable private collectors of the twin’s work are in the hands of film director Michael Moore, and actor Morgan Freeman as well as a major reviews in the world acclaimed Ceramics Monthly, Sculpture Magazine, and American Craft Magazine.