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VISITING PRINTMAKER FROM SARAJEVO FEB. 7-8 -- Printmaker Enid Poskovic will present public lectures as a guest artist at the University of Iowa School of Art and History Sunday and Monday, Feb. 7-8. The lectures will be:

-- "The Art of Endi Poskovic," a slide lecture illustrating his own work, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 in Room E109 of the UI Art Building; and
-- "Printmaking in Eastern Europe" at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 in Room E109 of the UI Art Building.

Both lectures will be open to the public free of charge.

A native of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Poskovic has exhibited in more than 120 solo and group exhibitions throughout Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, Australia, the United States and Cuba. He studied in Germany and Norway and graduated with separate degrees from the Sarajevo School of Applied Arts, the Sarajevo School of Music and the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts. He also holds an MFA from the State University of New York and Buffalo.

As a musician, Poskovic joined the folklore company and orchestra "Miljenko Cvitkovic" of Sarajevo in 1986. He performed with the group at music festivals in France, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Austria, Greece and Switzerland.

Poskovic currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area, where he teaches printmaking at Whittier College. He had prior teaching positions at Ball State University in Indiana, the State University of New York and in Norway. He has lectured on his work at colleges and universities across the United States and Europe.

Poskovic's visit to the UI campus is sponsored by the printmaking area of the School of Art and Art History.