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A series of invited authors, film makers, and other expressive artists who lecture on their art and the experiences creating their art.

Donna J. Snyder, Poet
Wednesday, March 18 - 6:30
Miller Library
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WILL, the Mimbres Region Arts Council and the WNMU Expressive Arts Department continue with their successful Artist Lecture Series.

Get to know some of America's finest artists - learn about an artist's motivations, techniques and history while being genuinely entertained. The series offers a range of accomplished individuals. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: WNMU Parotti Hall
FREE and Open to the Public [ Get a printable map PDF ]

Victoria Chick, Artist

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30pm
WNMU Parotti Hall
Victoria Chick attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas where John Bashor, Chairman of the Art Department introduced her to drawing from the model and gesture drawing. From his teachings, Victoria developed a life-long interest in expressing movement in art. Her paintings at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, located in Lindsborg, are an eye opening experience in color. Victoria received her B.A. in Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where muralist Eric Bransby was her most influential studio professor. She was awarded an M.F.A. in Painting from Kent State University in Ohio.

Donna J. Snyder, Poet
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30
WNMU Miller Library - Free and Open to the Public
Donna received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in December 1981 from the University of Texas and served as Assistant District Attorney for El Paso County for a number of years. She left that position but continued to be an activist lawyer and cultural organizer for which she received numerous recognitions. She also decided to pursue writing poetry more extensively and became a featured reader at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, the Taos Poetry Circus, the MuseoLiterati series at the El Paso Art Museum, the Out on a Limb series at the Santa Fe Actors Theater.

In 1995 she founded the Tumblewords Project which features writings from various authors in the Southwest. She publishes her works often in VEXT Magazine and Red Fez and is a contributing poetry editor for Return to Mago journal. A number of her works have been published in numerous journals.

Her book of poetry, I am South, was published by Virgogray Press in 2010 and reissued in November 2014. I am South was described by Bill Shute, publisher, Kendra Steiner Editions as . . . "raw, earthy, witty, heartfelt, kaleidoscopic collection from one of the great ladies of Texas poetry."

Her latest collection is Poemas ante el Catafalco:Grief and Renewal released by Chimbarazu Press in September 2014 and soon to be published in 2015 is a collection entitled Three Sides of the Same Moon. Donna is currently busy at finishing yet another collection of poetry for Slough Press.