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Artist Stephen Talasnik to give talk Sept. 28

September 23, 2010

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

New York City-based artist Stephen Talasnik will give a talk about his work on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) School of Art and Design.

talasnikBorn in Philadelphia, Talasnik developed an early interest in engineering and architecture, particularly in visionary and “fantastic” design. He studied art and design at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Tyler School of Art, and taught drawing and design at Temple University’s Japan campus before moving to New York City.

After exclusively pursuing the art of drawing, Talasnik started making sculpture in 2000. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Albertina (Vienna), the British Museum (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), State Museum of Berlin (Germany) and the National Gallery of Art. Learn more at

For more information about the lecture, contact Stephen Zaima, professor of painting, at 443-4613 or

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