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Aug. 25, 2006

UI Alumna Ellen Lanyon Will Discuss Her Work Sept. 7

Printmaker Ellen Lanyon, a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History who was a 2002 UI Alumni Fellow, will present a lecture on her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in Room 116 of Art Building West, the new UI art building.

Lanyon's lecture will be free and open to the public.

A celebrated painter and printmaker who has gained international acclaim in her long and distinguished career, Lanyon is regularly commissioned to produce major works of public art. Two recent commissions include the murals for the River Gateway Project in Chicago and a major mural for the city of Minneapolis.

Lanyon has had more than 60 solo exhibitions of her work in the United States and abroad in some of the most exclusive venues in Paris, Rome, Turin, New York, Boston and Chicago. She has also distinguished herself as an educator, teaching as a lecturer and visiting artist all over the country. Throughout her career, she has maintained close ties with the UI School of Art and Art History, returning regularly as a visiting artist.

You can read more about Lanyon's work at . Images of her work are available at .

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

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