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Fine Arts Prof Melissa Schulenberg Named Piskor Lecturer At SLU

CANTON – St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Fine Arts Melissa A. Schulenberg has been named the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecturer and will give a presentation on campus next year titled “still.”

The Piskor Faculty Lectureship was established in 1979 to encourage original and continued research among St. Lawrence faculty members, to recognize and honor distinguished scholarship and to afford the opportunity for faculty to share their learning with the academic community.

Schulenberg says of the project, “Most of my artwork for the past 10 years has been based on nature, initially focusing on minute objects, patterns and forms that I discovered while hiking or fishing, and progressing to a larger and broader reality as I incorporated aspects of personal events and the natural landscape´┐Ż I am ready to expand upon the themes that I have been pursuing and broaden the methods I employ to create the images.” She plans an “exhibition of new artwork that further explores my interest in ‘manufactured scapes,’ referring both literally to the natural landscape and also figuratively to imaginary and conceived realms. I will focus not only on printmaking and drawing, but also turn these two-dimensional elements into three-dimensional forms, accompanied by a video piece.”

A graduate of Bowdoin College, Schulenberg holds a master’s degree from Purdue University and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She joined the faculty in 2002, and her work is frequently presented in national and international venues.