In Her 90th Year, Artist and Visiting Professor June WayneReaches New Milestone With Book, Rutgers Exhibition

In Her 90th Year, Artist and Visiting Professor June WayneReaches New Milestone With Book, Rutgers Exhibition

WHAT:

Book signing, reception and exhibition, for artist June Wayne and the new book, June Wayne, The Art of Everything, A Catalogue Raisonne, 1936-2006

WHO:

June Wayne, doyenne of modern lithography; a major figure in contemporary art and an artist for most of her 89 years

WHEN:

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 14

WHERE:

Reception and book signing are at the Mason Gross School of the Arts,

33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Exhibition of Waynes work is at the Brodsky Center Gallery in The Heldrich, the new hotel and conference center across from 33 Livingston Ave. The exhibition runs through June 30.

BACKGROUND:California artist June Wayne is internationally recognized for reinvigorating the art of printmaking in the United States in the second half of the 20th century. As an artist, her personal achievements span multiple media, from painting to film, and include an Oscar nomination in 1974 for a documentary on the art of lithography. Five years ago, Wayne donated her art collection valued at $5.5 million to the Brodsky Center (formerly the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper) and accepted a distinguished visiting research professorship at the center within the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Nearing 90, she is completing her professorship and also launching the definitive book on her 70-year career, June Wayne, The Art of Everything, A Catalogue Raisonne, 1936-2006, written by Robert P. Conway, a modern print scholar. It is published by Rutgers University Press.

Contact: Sandra Lanman
732-932-7084, ext. 621
E-mail: slanman@ur.rutgers.edu