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UIS Visual Arts program to host presentation by sculptor

November 9, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Michael Jones McKean, assistant professor in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, will deliver a Visiting Artist Lecture from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 17, in room 150 of the Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The program is free and open to the public.

The recipient of numerous awards, McKean has been granted fellowships and residencies at various institutions including the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; and Central Michigan University. He received the Nancy Graves Foundation Award in 2005 and the Artadia Award in 2006, as well as four State Arts Commission grants including an Emerging Artist Fellowship.

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McKean received his MFA from Alfred University in 2002 and his BFA from Marywood University in 2000. His presentation at UIS is sponsored by the Visual Arts Program and the Art Students League.

Students in UIS' Visual Arts program can participate in individual 15-minute critiques with McKean following his lecture by signing up in advance at the program office in VPA 62.

For more information, contact Brian Gillis, assistant professor of Visual Arts, by phone at 206-7548 or by e-mail at bgill3@uis.edu.

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