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Faces of Iowa State LIVE Portrait Painting - Monica Lursen

March 31, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (US Central)

0003 Morrill Hall, Christian Petersen Art Museum lower gallery

The artist will complete up to two portraits a day, for a total of thirteen by the end of her 9-day residency at Iowa State University. Portrait sitters were identified by various ISU colleges and University Museums and will join the nineteen Faces of Iowa State portraits painted by Frantzen during the run of the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The entire group of portraits will make up the Faces of Iowa State touring exhibition which will launch at the Brunnier Art Museum in late August 2017 and continue to sites throughout the state of Iowa. At the conclusion of the tour, the portraits will join the Iowa State University permanent Art on Campus Collection.

About the Sitter

Monica Lursen (B.S.’72 dietetics), executive director, Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lursen is a fourth generation farmHER (meaning there have been strong farm women behind each of the previous generations) that supports the fantastic life found on an Iowa farm. She loves the power of food and nutrition and the opportunity to teach others about it.

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