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2/24/2006 Ceramic sculptor to give talk

McMINNVILLE ? Award-winning ceramic sculptor Patti Warashina will present a survey of her life?s work on Tuesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College.

Since her first solo show in 1962 at the Phoenix Art Gallery, Warashina has exhibited internationally, in both solo and group shows. Her work appears in collections such as the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan; the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Australia; the National Museum of American Art/Smithsonian Institute; and the Seattle Art Museum, to name a few.

Warashina has been the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including the Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Washington and the Governor?s Award of Special Commendation for the Arts. She has taken part in cultural exchanges to both China and Korea and has received two National Endowment for the Arts awards.

Following her talk at Linfield, Warashina will present the closing lecture at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, held in Portland March 8-12. Warashina is professor emeritus at the University of Washington, from which she received a BFA and MFA.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To reach the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right on Lever Street and right again on Ford Drive. The center is located north of Nicholson Library. For more information, call 503-883-2804.