Chilean Artist Benjamin Lira to Visit UW-River FallsLira

April 10, 2015--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department will welcome Chilean Artist Benjamin Lira as the Spring 2015 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor April 27-28. He will present two free public lectures. 

Lira is an internationally exhibited sculptor, painter and printmaker. As the visiting professor, Lira will spend time in the UWRF Art Department presenting two public lectures, creating a collaborative print and leading discussions with students. 

On Monday, April 27, a lecture, "Benjamin Lira:  Art, History and Creative Process," and interview with Kaylee Spencer, Art Department chair & art historian, will be presented at 9 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center (third floor), 501 Wild Rose Ave., River Falls.  

On Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. a public reception and lecture, "The Art of Benjamin Lira and a Brushstroke on Contemporary Chilean Art" is offered in the Community Room (lower level) at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street, River Falls. 

The Visiting Professor is sponsored by 2015 Walker D. and Helen Byrant Wyman Visiting Professorship, the UWRF Art Department and the UWRF College of Arts and Sciences. 

For more information, email or or call 715-425-3266.

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