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Mariana Waisman / January 24, 2006
Mariana Waisman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at University of Minnesota Duluth, where she teaches courses in Typography and Interactive Design. Waisman earned her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design at the "Universidad Nacional de Cuyo", in Mendoza, Argentina, and a Master of Design degree from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. In 1999, she received an award for her academic achievements from the "Argentinean Federation of University Women". She has received national recognition for developing identity programs, information systems and promotional designs for a variety of major clients while working as a graphic designer in the city and province of Mendoza, Argentina. While in Canada, Waisman developed research in the area of music education at the elementary school level for the design of effective computer- based aids. Mariana continues with design projects here at UMD, having designed the new website for Glensheen Historic Estate, a new promotional publication for the Department of Art and Design and the poster/brochure for this lecture series.
Ana Maria Hernando / January 26, 2006
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana Maria Hernando studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts there, and later at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, earning a degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1990. She now maintains a studio practice in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught at Naropa University. Hernando's work involves painting, embroidery, and the use of mixed media elements and installation formats. Inspiration for her work comes, in part, from her ethnic heritage, including the embroidered designs of mantillas, mantones and tablecloths made by anonymous women. Hernando's lecture is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist's recent work at the Tweed Museum of Art from January 26 to March 19, 2006.
Presented by the Department of Art and Design in cooperation with the Tweed Museum of Art. Lectures are free and open to the public. To confirm times or for further information, call 218-726-8222 or 218-726-8225.
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