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April 6: Artist Lisa Congdon Lecture

Artist/illustrator from Oakland, Calif., will give public lecture and hold studio residency on April 6-7.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-31-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Artist/illustrator Lisa Congdon will give a public lecture on Monday, April 6 and hold a studio residency on Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7 at Minnesota State University, Mankato through the university’s Nadine B. Andreas Endowment for Artists and Scholars.

Congdon will deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6 in the Minnesota State Mankato Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. She will also hold a studio residency from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7 in the Nelson Hall Art Studios on campus.

According to a biography on her website, Congdon is best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including the MoMA, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Simon & Schuster, and Cloud9 Fabrics, among many others.

Congdon, who lives and works in Oakland, Calif., has exhibited her work around the country, including in shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery. A selection of her abstract works are currently available through New York’s Uprise Gallery.
Congdon writes a daily blog about her work, life and inspiration called “Today is Going to be Awesome.” She is the author of five books, including “Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist,” “Whatever You Are, Be a Good One,” “Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip” and “A Collection a Day.” Her latest book, “Fortune Favors the Brave” (Chronicle) will be released later this year, according to her bio.

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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