Date: September 29, 2009
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC & Lubeznik Center Present "Flight to
Freedom" Art Lecture
Hans Hofmann's Rising Moon
WESTVILLE – Joan Chesterton, Purdue University North Central professor emerita, will offer a visual presentation, “Flight to Freedom” on Thursday, Oct 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts,
101 W. 2 nd St. , Michigan City .
This event is sponsored by the Purdue North Central Odyssey
2009 - 2010 Arts and Cultural Events Series, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple . The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album,” at the Lubeznik Center from Oct. 17 to Nov. 17.
This program will pay tribute to European artists who fled from the Holocaust and sought refuge in the United States and ultimately had a profound impact on American art.
Chesterton will include:
Hans Hofmann , a major influence on the abstract expressionists in New York .
Mies van der Rohe , who changed the Chicago skyline.
Kurt Weill , the writer of “September Song” and "Mack the Knife.”
Billy Wilder , filmmaker, writer and director of new comedy and drama: “Some Like It Hot,” “The Apartment” and “Lost Weekend.
Chesterton has extensive knowledge and experience in American Art. She worked at the Des Moines Art Center and wrote for and lectured at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. She was director of education at the Dayton Art Institute and has a Master of Arts degree in Literature and Art History from the University of Illinois .
Further information about this event and the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Series can be obtained by contacting Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Contact the Lubeznik Center by phone 219-874-4900, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or online at www.lubeznikcenter.org