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Visiting artist Jenny Nellis gives free public lecture June 18

“Tools for Invisible Work” by Jenny Nellis.
“Tools for Invisible Work” by Jenny Nellis.
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The Women’s Art Institute presents visiting artist Jenny Nellis on Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Visual Arts Building on St. Catherine University's St. Paul campus (#33 on the map). The event is free and open to the public.

Nellis is a sculptor, translating ideas and objects from one medium to another for consideration and contemplation. Working in a variety of materials and techniques, Nellis combines items from nature with manmade objects. An avid gardener, she is inspired by gardens and weed patches of tiny seeds, seedpods, leaf and flower buds, flower parts, and other plant fragments.

Nellis is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Studio Art at the University of Minnesota–Morris and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She has served as assistant academic dean for students and chair of the Division of Humanities at Morris. Nellis exhibits locally, regionally and nationally.

More about Women's Art Institute

Since 1999, Women’s Art Institute offers a four-week summer intensive studio course for advanced women artists of all ages and backgrounds, as well as other events of interest to contemporary women’s art practice. The innovative and rigorous program focuses on issues and art that arise through the combination of open studio work, intense individual tutoring, inspiring conversation and critiques, and presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians.

The Women’s Art Institute is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History of St. Catherine University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

June 12, 2014 by Sharon Rolenc

See also: Arts, Liberal Arts