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
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