Paulson will present a gallery talk on her exhibit, “Multiflora” Feb. 11 at 4:15 p.m.,
followed by a reception.
Inspired by the aesthetic properties and historical uses of her medium, Paulson’s
repertoire consists of detailed and precious fragile objects.
An Illinois native and graduate of Alfred University, Paulson has worked for and alongside
glass artists across the country. She has taught at multiple glassblowing schools
and studios, and presently teaches at Chicago Hot Glass, an arts center.
Lobel will speak in the galleries at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, followed by a book signing
at 8 p.m. in the lobby of the art building. She will also present the Founders Day
Convocation address Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall.
The Merwin Gallery will display Lobel’s work, which is known for its distinctive and
theatrical style with opulent costumes and tapestries, richly patterned landscapes
and colorful flowers. The title of the exhibit, “All the World’s A Stage,” is based
on a book of the same name, for which Lobel illustrated.
A native of Poland, Lobel worked as a textile designer for several years before beginning
her work as a children’s book illustrator. Her oeuvre includes numerous books, including
Sven’s Bridge, No Pretty Pictures, which was a 1998 finalist for the National Book Award, and On Market Street, a collaboration between Lobel and her husband that earned a 1982 Caldecott Honor.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday evening from 7
to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The galleries will be closed Mar.
7-15 for spring break.