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Young Painters Competition: Awards, reception and juror lecture Jan. 25


The winner of the 2013 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William (Miami '36) and Dorothy Yeck Award will be announced in an awards ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Hiestand North Gallery. A reception will be held 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the gallery lobby.

Lance Esplund, juror, will present a lecture at 4 p.m. in room 100 of the art building.

Esplund is the U.S. art critic for Bloomberg news. He has written previously for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, Art in America and Modern Painters, among other publications.

The competition winner will receive the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the painting will become part of Miami’s permanent collection.

The works of the competition finalists are on display through Feb. 15 at the Hiestand North Gallery. This year’s competition focuses on representational realism paintings.

2012 Young Painters Competition Winner Dana Oldfather: Lecture 6 p.m. Jan. 24

Dana Oldfather, the winner of the 2012 Young Painters Competition, will present a lecture of her exhibition “Taming of the Unrelenting Empty” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in room 100 of the art building.

Oldfather’s exhibition includes new works created especially to highlight her studio practice from this past year.

Her work is on display in the Hiestand Galleries through Feb. 8.


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