Internationally known artist Winifred Lutz will present a rare public lecture at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in 112 Woodland Building at Penn State Abington to discuss her ambitious outdoor installation and companion exhibit, “Between Perception and Definition,” which can be viewed at the nearby Abington Art Center AAC. Admission is $5.
Lutz is known for her expertise in papermaking and site-specific environmental installations, and she occupies a unique position among artists working with nature.
The artist has created major installations and permanent public works in the United States and Europe. Past venues for her installations have included the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.
Among her permanent public projects are the Garden for The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, the Memorial to the Pennsylvania Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor in Harrisburg and Zones of Change, a sculptural landscape in Atlanta. Lutz is recognized as a primary innovator in the field of hand papermaking as an art form. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her unique paper casting methods, which have been exhibited worldwide. Lutz is the recipient of many awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Her work is represented in museum and private collections.
This event is presented by Abington Cultural and Community Events, which has provided free and low-cost family, arts and educational events for more than a decade. For more information on upcoming programs, go to http://www.abington.psu.edu/ca or call 215-881-7800.