Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents book artist Langworthy Nov. 6
calendar icon25 Oct 2019
Lincoln, Neb.—Book artist Sara Langworthy will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design. Her lecture is on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Langworthy lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa, where she maintains a private studio and is associate professor of practice at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. At the University of Iowa, Langworthy leads the letterpress printing area and oversees the printing studios.
Her awards include the Minnesota Fine Press Book Award, an Artist Book Production Grant from Women’s Studio Workshop, and she was a finalist for the MCBA Prize in 2015. In 2011 she was awarded the Emerging Educator Award from the College Book Art Association.
Recently, her book “Naturans Naturata” received the 2018 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. Her artist books and broadsides are collected widely and are found in many collections including the Library of Congress, Wellesley College and the Walker Art Center.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Her work explores ways we attempt to explain and understand our place in the natural world and often draws on scientific or philosophic writings as source material. Langworthy is a board member of the Fine Press Book Association.
The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.
Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.