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Lecture: Colorama and Erie, Pa.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Zurn Hall 214

Local artist and activist Lisa Austin will deliver a lecture on “Colorama and Erie, Pa.” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Zurn 214. Her talk will focus on the exhibit of large, panoramic photographs hanging in Cummings Gallery through Feb. 7. Taken for the Eastman Kodak Company, the Colorams hung in New York’s Grand Central Terminal from 1950 through 1990. Austin, who holds a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Yale, has taught 3D design and sculpture at Edinboro University since 1996.  After settling in downtown Erie, she made mainly installation works for traditional gallery venues and became involved in community activism, especially the movement to restore the McBride Viaduct for pedestrian use. She’s a co-founder of CIVITAS, as well as and, and writes a column “Considering the City” for the Erie Reader. Her talk is free and open to the public.