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April 18, 2007

Image: "Sky Determines" (2005) by Kristin Quinn. Oil on canvas, 72" x 60" (NOTE: Click on image for high resolution version--300 dpi)

Visiting Artist From St. Ambrose Will Give Illustrated Lecture April 24

Kristin Quinn, a visiting artist at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art  History, will present an illustrated lecture about her work at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Room 116 of the Art Building West.

Her lecture will be free and open to the public.

She describes her work as "gradually grow(ing) in layers. In the strata of the paint, the shape of a microscopic protein hovers beneath a planet's elliptical orbit and decorative ironwork cancels out dense foliage. It is these strange alliances between the common and uncommon, natural and synthetic, that I find compelling to paint."

Quinn is professor of art at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. She has a bachelor's degree in painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, and a Master's of Fine Art in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington.

For more information about the artist, see: http://web.sau.edu/art/quinn/default.htm.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Art and Art History web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~art/.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072; cell: 319-541-2846; peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.