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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
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Michelle White
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Dr. Lisa E. Farrington to Deliver Lecture on the Life and Work of Acclaimed Artist Starmanda Bullock

WASHINGTON (November 7, 2008) – A lecture on the life and work of Starmanda Bullock, Ph.D., will be delivered by Lisa E. Farrington, Ph.D., on Thursday, Nov. 13. in Childers Hall (Division of Fine Arts) room 3001.

A proud and accomplished alumna, Bullock (B.S. ’65; M.F.A. ’67; Ph.D. ’81), has also taught at Howard for 40 years, and served as chair of the Department of Art. Bullock sits on the University’s Board of Trustees as the undergraduate faculty representative. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited at countless museums, including the Smithsonian and the Centre International de Paris. She has toured the globe extensively throughout her career, including Africa, Europe and the Middle East. This preeminent artist has also received numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious Benny Award for design from the Printing Industries of America and the Award of Excellence in Printing and Graphic Communications Association for art direction on the fall 1996 issue of Howard Magazine, which featured the African Burial Ground Project.

Lisa E. Farrington, Ph.D., is the founding chair of the Department of Art & Music at the City University of New York's Midtown Manhattan Campus--John Jay College. An accomplished curator, author, and art historian, her numerous awards include the American Library Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Publishing, the American Association of Black Women Historians Book Award, and the Richard Wright/Zora Neale Hurston Foundation Finalist Award for non-fiction.

The exhibition, Four Decades of Excellence: The Life and Work of Starmanda Bullock is currently being showcased in the Howard University Gallery of Art. It embodies a 40-year retrospective, which includes more than 80 pieces of Bullock’s work. The exhibit runs through to January 2009, and is free and open to the public.

WHO: Dr. Lisa E. Farrington

WHAT: Lecture on the Art of acclaimed artist Starmanda Bullock

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Howard University
Childers Hall (Division of Fine Arts)
Room 3001


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