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Release: Feb. 21, 2003

Patricia Villalobos Echeverria Will Be Visiting Artist In UI Printmaking Area March 2-7

Printmaker and installation artist Patricia Villalobos Echeverria will be a visiting artist in the printmaking area of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History March 2-7. Her visit will include a free public slide and video presentation about her work at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 4 in Room E109 of the UI Art Building.

A reception for the artist will follow, sponsored by UI International Programs.

Informal discussions with the artist will take place at 3:30 pm Thursday, March 6, and 9 am Friday, March 7, in the Printmaking Studio, Room E125 of the UI Art Building. These discussions will be open to the public.

During her visit to the UI campus, Villalobos will conduct graduate and undergraduate critiques during the week and will undertake a mixed media print project in collaboration with graduate students.

Villalobos is an associate professor of printmaking and the graduate coordinator in the Art Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work is primarily installation-based and incorporates print in many forms, video and audio in the form of poetry recitation alternating between Spanish and English.

Born in Tennessee of Salvadorian parents, Villalobos was raised in Nicaragua and the United States. She has represented Nicaragua in two prestigious international exhibitions. Her work is conceptually based in issues involving transcultural identity, gender and the body as site for investigation of those issues.

For more information on Villalobos' and her art works, visit her web page at http://www.arts.iup.edu/facar/pve/.

Villalobos' visit to the UI is sponsored by the printmaking area of the School of Art and Art History and International Programs. The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Art and Art History web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~art/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.

PHOTOS of Villalobos' artworks may be found on her web page, at http://www.arts.iup.edu/facar/pve/Projects/index.html