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Chilean artist to visit UW-River Falls

April 15, 2015

The UW-River Falls art department will welcome Chilean artist Benjamin Lira as the spring 2015 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor April 27-28; he will present two free public lectures.

Lira is an internationally exhibited sculptor, painter and printmaker. As the visiting professor, Lira will spend time in the UWRF art department presenting two public lectures, creating a collaborative print and leading discussions with students.

At 9 a.m. on Monday, April 27, a lecture, “Benjamin Lira: Art, History and Creative Process,” and interview with Kaylee Spencer, art department chair and art historian, will be presented in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center.

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, a public reception and lecture, “The Art of Benjamin Lira and a Brushstroke on Contemporary Chilean Art,” is offered in the Community Room at the River Falls Public Library.

The Visiting Professor is sponsored by 2015 Walker D. and Helen Byrant Wyman Visiting Professorship, the UWRF art department and the UWRF College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, email rhonda.willers@uwrf.edu or bernice.ficek-swenson@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3266.