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Sept. 5, 2003

Joseph Patrick Will Talk About His Art Sept. 18 In UI Museum Of Art

Joseph Patrick, a University of Iowa professor of drawing and painting who will teach his final semester this fall before retiring from the faculty, will discuss the personal experiences that have led to thematic and stylistic developments in his art in a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA).

The lecture is presented in conjunction with "Joseph Patrick," an exhibition of his work that will be on view at the UIMA through Nov. 16. The exhibition was organized by Pamela Trimpe, the museum's curator of painting and sculpture, and is accompanied by a full-color catalogue.

Known for his explorations of realism, Patrick has been equally successful in several different media, including oil on canvas, watercolor and mix media on paper. The exhibition comprises 40 oil paintings, nine watercolors and 33 drawings, and features portraits, cityscapes, landscapes and aspects of Mexican markets.

Patrick is well known as a teacher as well as an artist. For over 25 years he was chairman of the drawing area of the UI School of Art and Art History, besides teaching hundreds of UI students during the last 38 years.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, Writer: Amy Fenneman

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