VIDA Museum lecture at Rock Valley College Dec. 1
From press release
Tuesday, Dec. 1, Rock Valley College (RVC) Professor of Art Cherri Rittenhouse will give a lecture titled “Borgholm/7—The Swedish Connection with Rockford.”
Rittenhouse will deliver the lecture twice Dec. 1, at noon in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC), Room 117 on the RVC main campus, and again at 6 p.m. in the RVC Student Center Atrium, also on the main campus.
The lecture will focus on the Rockford Art Museum’s cooperative exchange of art and the seven Rockford artists who are currently exhibiting their work at the prestigious VIDA Museum outside of Borgholm on the island of Öland in Sweden. The lecture will be accompanied by images from Sweden, including the VIDA Museum and its featured artists, the Hydman-Valliens (the most famous glass artists of Sweden) as well as the work of the seven Rockford artists and their story.
The seven Rockford artists are: Karen Harding, Betsy Youngquist, Brad Nordlof, Keith Grace, John Deill, Roland Poska and Cherri Rittenhouse.
These seven Rockford artists will be exhibiting their work at the Rock Valley College Educational Resource Center (ERC) on the RVC main campus. There will be a reception for the artists immediately following the 6 p.m. lecture in the ERC from 7 to 7:45 p.m.
The lectures and the exhibition are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Cherri Rittenhouse at (815) 921-3352.
From the November 25-December 1, 2009 issue
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