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Artist Photographer Sandy Skoglund is Hearst Visiting Lecturer at UNI April 29-30

April 24, 2002
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Richard Colburn, UNI professor of art and chair, Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series, (319) 273-2036
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Artist/Photographer Sandy Skoglund will be a Hearst Visiting Lecturer in the University of Northern Iowa Department of Art Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30. She will present a lecture on her work ' Reality Under Siege' at 8 p.m., Monday, in the Art Auditorium, Room 111 of the Kamerick Art Building. She also will be meeting with students in advanced photography classes during her stay.

Skoglund is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She is best known for her elaborately staged environments that are then photographed, according to Richard Colburn, UNI professor of art and chair of the Hearst Lecture Series.

Skoglund's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y.; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, Calif.

The lecture and workshop sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UNI Department of Art, (319) 273-2077.

The Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series is supported by an endowment from James Schell Hearst, author, poet and professor of creative writing at UNI from 1941 until his retirement in 1975.