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Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sheila Butler and Madeline Lennon

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Campus Building (NCB)
Room: 113
September 21 ArtNow Lecture

Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents

The Returners: Seven Conversations

With Special Guest Speakers:

Sheila Butler, Professor Emerita - Studio Art (BFA, Carnegie Mellon; MA, CSTC, Western)

Butler was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and educated at Carnegie-Mellon University. She emigrated to Canada in 1962 and became a Canadian citizen in 1975. Butler co-founded MAWA, a mentoring organization for women in the field of visual arts. In 1989 she accepted a teaching position at the University of Western Ontario, London. She now lives and works in Toronto. Butler's work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad.

Madeline Lennon, Professor Emerita - Art History (MA, PhD, University of Toronto) 

Lennon began to teach at Western while she was completing her dissertation on a Renaissance topic that put her in touch with the vibrant art scene in London. Young artists in the department introduced her to the concerns of contemporary art and invited her to curate an exhibition of their work at the McIntosh Gallery.

The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present the Art in the Public Sphere series of speakers and exhibitions. This important series provides unique opportunities to engage with local, national, and international artists, curators, and scholars. All events hosted at Western University are free and are open to the public. Coinciding with the departments' 50th anniversary celebrations, Visual Arts presents, "The Returners" featuring past graduates, faculty and artists originally from London Ontario. The Fall 2017 series is organized by Prof. Patrick Mahon as part of ongoing academic offerings at the Department of Visual Art at Western University. 

Department of Visual Arts
Patrick Mahon - Director of the School for Advanced Studies
519-661-2111 x86192
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