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Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

In support of Women’s History Month, the Art Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has organized a free public lecture presentation by Art Historian and Poet Jan Garden Castro.

Castro’s presentation, entitled, Louise Bourgeois and Maya Lin: Transforming Psychology and Topography into Art, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. in UCB 127.

Bourgeois and Lin are recognized for having pioneered new art directions in the 21st Century. Castro’s presentation will highlight how and why each artist has changed art forever, followed by a group discussion.

As a freelance art historian, Castro is co-curating New Ways of Seeing: Cultural Hybridity and Aesthetic Liberty in May 2015 at the Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City. Her books include The Art & Life of Georgia O’Keeffe (Crown & Random House) and Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne (Japan Association of Art Museums). Castro was a finalist for the Adirondack Review Fulton Fiction Prize, and received the CCLM Editor's Award as Editor of River Styx Magazine. Her boxed letterpress poetry collection, The Last Frontier, was published by Eclectic Press, St. Louis.

For more information, contact Professor Michael Marshall at 932-7237 or email

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