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Renowned Artist Penciled in for UE Lecture Series

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With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to feature Douglas Miller of Louisville, Kentucky, in the new Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Miller will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, 1935 Lincoln Avenue.

Sixteen of his works will be on display in the gallery from February 22-March 1.

In addition to pencil, ink, and acrylic, Miller's works incorporate less traditional mediums such as mascara, crayon, correction fluid, and coffee.

Miller's drawings have been exhibited in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles.

Additionally, he does freelance illustrations as well as private and corporate commissions. In 2009, Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville.

Recently, he received a national award from American Artist Drawing Magazine and was voted Best Visual Artist for two consecutive years in the LEO Weekly readers' choice poll.

His artwork can be found in the collections of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science; the University of Louisville; the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering; and numerous private collections.

In April 2012, the Department of Art received $10,000 from the Efroymson Family Fund to create the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, which will bring a contemporary artist to Evansville each semester for the 2012-13 academic year and provide enhancements to the Melvin Peterson Gallery, such as a projector, screen, and laptop.

The Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series will provide free lectures to UE students and the community, as well as workshops and studio demonstrations for specific classes and arts organizations.

"With the support of the Efroymson Family Fund, we're thrilled to establish this series, which will support emerging artists around the nation while benefiting UE and the entire Evansville community," said Stephanie Frasier, chair of UE's Department of Art.

"We hope the series will bring new patrons to the Melvin Peterson Gallery, increase UE's stature in the art community beyond our region, and help attract talented art students to UE."

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, for its support of the arts at UE.

Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond.

For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit www.cicf.org/efroymson-family-fund.

For more information on Miller's lecture and the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, please call the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

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