Date: November 5, 1998
Contact: Pam Wilder
On Thursday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m., painter Marjorie Portnow will give a slide presentation of her work in Room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center at Colby College in Waterville.
Portnow is a landscape artist whose work has been called "bioregionalism," referring both to the geographical terrain and to a "terrain of consciousness to a place and the ideas that have developed about how to live in that place."
Portnow studied at the Pratt Institute in New York, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Art Studentıs League in New York. She earned her undergraduate degree at Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a master's degree at Brooklyn College. Her solo exhibitions have been shown widely, and in recent years she has served as a professor of studio art at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and the New York Studio School.
Portnow's lecture, which is sponsored by the Colby art department and supported by the college's Arts Lecture Fund, is open to the public without charge. A reception will follow the talk, allowing guests to meet the artist. The building is accessible to persons with disabilities. For information call 872-3233.