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Herron to host sculptor Judith Shea

Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Artist Lecture

Indianapolis — Sculptor Judith Shea will present a talk on her works of public art, Wednesday (12/2) at 5:30 p.m. in the Basile Auditorium at Herron School of Art and Design. Shea has been selected to speak as the 2009 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Artists Lecturer, an annual event held at Herron to introduce the Indianapolis community and Herron students to world renowned women artists.

Shea, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, is the creator of Job, the solitary figure that stands on the north side of Herron.

Shea's work is represented in many museum collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum of Modern Art, NY; The National Gallery, Washington, DC; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Following the lecture, join Herron faculty and students for the opening of the 2009 Undergraduate Student Exhibition in the school's Eleanor Prest Reese and Robert B. Berkshire Galleries.

The Herron Galleries are located at the Herron School of Art and Design on the IUPUI campus, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis. Exhibitions in the Herron Galleries are free and open to the public. Guests parking is available in the IUPUI Sports Complex garage, just west of Herron. Parking validation is available in the galleries, compliments of The Great Frame Up.

Herron School of Art and Design, a school of Indiana University and Indiana's only professional school of art and design, is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report, ranking 45th among 300 art and design schools nationwide. Located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron enrolls more than 900 students in bachelor and master degree programs including fine arts, visual communication design, visual art, art education and art history. Herron is also home to the Herron Galleries, which exhibit contemporary works of art by regional and national artists, and the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, which enriches educational and interdisciplinary activities through civic engagement and community partnerships. Visit www.herron.iupui.edu for more information.

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