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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 02:09 pm

Multi-media maven


Internationally known New York City multi-media artist, Colette, comes to Benedictine University at Springfield. In connection with her work on display at the school, an opening reception and talk will be Monday, Sept. 17, at the Brinkerhoff House. Colette will discuss her installations, art and artist personas. An installation on campus by the artist will also be revealed this same night. Dating back to the 70s, Colette fused a world of imagination and creativity onto real life. From street paintings to photographs, her 2-D pieces became 3-D, and her numerous guises transformed installation and performance pieces into real life bodies of work. Much of that work was and is coupled with the soft and beautiful environment of layered silks and fabric with ruffles and flounces. More on this fascinating artist can be found at The exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 15 in Becker Gallery, during library hours. Sponsors are Tony Leone of the Pasfield House;
The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The National Endowment of the Arts and Springfield Area Arts Council.

Art Reception and Talk - Colette
Monday, Sept. 17, 7pm
Brinkerhoff House
Benedictine University
at Springfield
1500 N. Fifth Street