Visiting Artists Lecture Series
Visiting Artist Lecture Marilyn Prucka
Tuesday March 3, 3:30 p.m.
UCM Gallery of Art & Design
Marilyn Prucka’s fiber work and prints are abstract expressions of the landscape around her riverside home in Monroe, Michigan. In particular, she sees the creation of her fiber work as graphic, painterly and sculptural and, at the same time, a source of comfort. “My quilts are the comfort of place.” The quilt (picture) "Upstream Downstream" a 72"x72" diptych, interprets the dam reclamation project for the River Raisin in Monroe, Michigan.
Marilyn received an MFA in Textiles from Eastern Michigan University in 2005. She has a BA in printmaking from the University of Toledo and an AS with a fine art focus from Monroe County Community College. She has been working in fibers since 2001 and collagraph printmaking since 1988. Marilyn’s quilts and prints have been exhibited in group and solo shows and they have been juried into local, regional and national venues. She gives artist talks, teaches fiber and printmaking workshops and has been a guest lecturer at Wayne State University, Adrian College and Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Marilyn is active in several area fiberart groups and is a volunteer docent at the non-profit Riverside Arts Center Gallery in Ypsilanti.
Name of current exhibition: "Earth Stories"
Location: UCM Gallery of Art & Design
Information taken from: http://marilynprucka.sharepoint.com
About the Visiting Artists Lecture Series:
A “remote” location, the University of Central Missouri and the city of Warrensburg is nestled in the hills of west central Missouri with a historical past where “mules” were more precious than gold, and “a dog is a man’s best friend” was coined. It is the epigram of the University of Central Missouri and Gallery of Art and Design to provide arts programming through lectures and exhibitions emphasizing cultural and artistic diversity while maintaining the pride of legendary history. The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is a series of lectures, exhibitions, and demonstrations, presenting Missouri-based, national, and international artists, writers, and designers. With a focus on UCM students, the community of Warrensburg, and surrounding areas, the series goal is to provide support for UCM’s academic curriculum. As well as supporting multidisciplinary learning in a gallery context, while providing outreach opportunities within Johnson County.
All lectures will be held in the Gallery of ART & DESIGN unless otherwise noted. Times and dates subject to change. Please check the Gallery Calendar for the most up-to-date information.