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Speaker to focus on O'Keefe at NMSU lecture

Robert A. Ewing, former director of the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, will present a lecture on internationally known artist Georgia O'Keeffe at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium.


O'Keeffe was a visionary New Mexican-American artist best known for her intimate paintings of flowers and her use of New Mexico desert imagery. She is one of New Mexico's most revered artists.

Ewing's free lecture, which is co-sponsored by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the NMSU Art Gallery, will be part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's statewide outreach program. The program provides outreach services for teachers and students as well as opportunities for area schools to take part in inter-disciplinary curriculum developed by the museum's education department.

Ewing has been presenting lectures on O'Keeffe for 10 years. He lectured at the Southwest Seminar in 1988 and taught a course entitled "100 Years of Art in New Mexico Focusing on O'Keeffe" for college students at the Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, N.M.

He also coordinated the "First Western States Biennial Exhibition" in Denver, Colo., and directed the 1979 Santa Fe Arts Festival. Ewing is presently an arts consultant and lecturer and has worked with The Denver Art Museum, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Arts and the American Federation for the Arts in New York City.

The Auditorium is located on the second floor of Corbett Center. Parking is available in the lot between Corbett Center and Milton Hall, off Jordan Street.

For more information, call Jackie Mitchell at the University Art Gallery at (505) 646-2545.