Tom Nakashima

Tom Nakashima

Artist Tom Nakashima to Visit Illinois Wesleyan

March 2, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Tom Nakashima, an internationally exhibited artist will visit Illinois Wesleyan University Wednesday, March 4 through Friday, March 6. He will give a lecture on Wednesday and art demonstrations Thursday and Friday.

Nakashima, a painter and printmaker, has had over 30 major solo exhibitions in New York, Washington and Japan. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artforum International, Art News, The Washington Post, The Paris Review, The L.A. Times, The New Art Examiner, Southern Accents and Elle Magazine. Nakashima has received many awards and fellowships including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters.  His work is part of the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, L’Hermitage and numerous other museums.

A Professor Emeritus at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., Nakashima is currently serving a five-year term as The William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta State University, Augusta, Ga.

Series of Events

Wednesday, March 4: Public Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Ames School of Art Building, room 218

Thursday, March 5: Byobu (traditional Japanese screen) Demonstration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ames School of Art Building, room 113

Friday, March 6: Print Demonstration 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ames School of Art Building, room 113

For additional information contact Carmen Lozar, director of the Merwin & Wakeley galleries, at (309) 556-3391.

Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181