Printmaker Avadenka presents next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Nov. 14
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Lincoln, Neb.—Printmaker Lynne Avadenka will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 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.
Avadenka is an American artist/printmaker who creates multimedia work informed by explorations of text, image and the Jewish experience. She established Land Marks Press in 1979, purchased her Vandercook SP-15 printing press shortly after that, and has used it to produce limited-edition books and prints, as well as experimental works on paper.
Avadenka received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009 and has received individual artist grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. She received her master of fine arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.
In 2013, Avadenka was named director of Signal-Return, a Detroit nonprofit letterpress print shop and community arts center.
Avadenka’s work is exhibited and collected internationally at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Hague, The Netherlands; and The British Library, London; as well as at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The New York Public Library; and The Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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.