Rockford Art Museum announces 2011 Art Talks lectures

From press release

Annually presented by Women’s Art Board of Rockford Art Museum (RAM), the three-part Art Talks lecture series features lectures by notable artists and regional educators that relate to current exhibitions.

Held at noon on the second Friday of February, March and April in the theater at Riverfront Museum Park, which houses RAM, the 2011 series features both exhibiting artists from Pause and Affect (on display through April 23), plus an examination of Chagall and his newly-restored stained glass, America Windows.

All Art Talks lectures will be presented at noon in the theater inside Riverfront Museum Park for the Arts and Sciences, which houses Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St.

Feb. 11: Gregory Scott, “What If…?”—Scott is a nationally-recognized Chicago artist who is acclaimed for his seamless blend of painting and photography. He is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago. Learn more about the artist at

March 11: Joan Truckenbrod, “Transformative Spirits”—Also based in Chicago, Truckenbrod is a digital art pioneer renowned for her cutting-edge installations. She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Learn more about the artist at

April 8: Lynn Fischer-Carlson, “Chicago and Chagall”—Rockford native Fischer-Carlson is an active regional artist and popular Rock Valley College art professor. She was an exhibiting artist in the 2010 Rockford Midwestern.

Cost of the entire series is $25 by reservation, or single lecture, $10 ($8 seniors and students. For more information, call RAM at (815) 968-2787.

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