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UWFox 2013-2014 ‘Scholars Series’ Begins with ‘A Journey: A Life in Painting’

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Four Area Artists Share Their Memories of Their Mentor, Painter Biganess Livingstone

Four area artists will kick-off the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s 2013-2014 Scholars Series as part of a panel discussion and presentation entitled, “A Journey: A Life in Painting,” on September 23 at 6:30 p.m.  The panel discussion takes place in the campus’ Perry Hall, within the Communication Arts Center. Panel members and presenters include Sarah Boge, Kate Bradley, Lynn Ann Sauby and Lynn Zetzman. They will discuss the influence that Biganess Livingstone had on their own work.   Biganess Livingstone Art Work

Livingstone, an Emerita professor of art at UWFox, taught art at the campus for 17 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Art (MFA) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She retired from UWFox in 1993 and moved to California where she continued her prolific painting career.    

A 50-year retrospective exhibit of Livingstone’s painting work, “A Journey,” will be on display in the campus’ Aylward Gallery through September 27.  Prior to this Scholar Series panel discussion the public is invited to a reception beginning at 5:00 pm. in the Aylward Gallery.  Wine and other refreshments will be served and visitors will have an opportunity to meet the UWFox art faculty as well as the four panelists. 

According to several of the panelists, Livingstone didn’t always make art a comfortable pursuit. Sauby, an art teacher with the Appleton Area School District, offered a description of Livingstone as her teacher.  “She helped me find myself,” Sauby said.  “It was not always easy as anyone who took a class with Biganess knows.  She could be very impatient and blunt.  Her classes were not for everyone.  I soon adored her.”   

Bradley added, “She essentially turned me upside down and held me by the ankles until a creative vigor came forth and I was forced to recognize it. She changed my life.” 

Boge, an art teacher at Einstein Middle School in Appleton, said,” I took Biganess’ advice and painted what I love.”   

The Aylward Gallery is also located in the UWFox Communication Arts Center, adjacent to Perry Hall.  Gallery Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Aylward Gallery admission is free.

The Scholars Series presentation is free and open to the public with unreserved seating.

For more information about this Scholars Series presentation, or about the Biganess Livingstone painting exhibit, contact Terry Bergen, interim Aylward Gallery director, 920-832-2824 or email terry.bergen@uwc.edu.

Presentation will be streaming live!

This presentation will also be streaming live on 9/23 at 6:30p. You can join us by tuning in on https://new.livestream.com/uwfox/events/2395861.


Posted 9/19/2013