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Visiting Artist Eileen Foti slide-lecture

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Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to a slide-lecture presentation by Visiting Artist Eileen Foti on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the University of Hawaii at Hilo Gallery of the Art Deparment, Building 395, Manono Campus.

Foti is an assistant professor at Montclair State University where she teaches papermaking and printmaking. She was the Master Printer and Print Studio Manager of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper in New Jersey from 1989-2004. From 1998-1999, she served as the interim education director at Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico. That year, she rewrote TamarindÔÇÖs book, Aluminum Plate Lithography: a Manual, and was a contributing author for its sequel, Photolithography: a Manual, published in 2003.

Foti has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States, as well as abroad, and her work is included in many collections, including the Museum of Fine Art in Croatia, Moussem Assilah in Morocco, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Jersey City and the Hunterdon Museums. She has received fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, and has had artist residencies in countries such as Morocco, South Africa, Botswana, Thailand, Croatia, Russia and throughout the Caribbean. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, and CrowÔÇÖs Shadow Institute on the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon. She is on the Board of Directors at the Printmaking Council of New Jersey.

Currently, Foti is co-producing a TV documentary about papermaking and embroidery projects as poverty relief programs for women in rural communities in South Africa. The project is funded in part by a Global Education grant from Montclair State University.

The slide-lecture presentation and visiting artist workshops are part of the 2005 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition currently on display in the UH Hilo Campus Center Gallery. The visiting artist program and the exhibition are made possible in part through funding from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

For additional information, please contact the Art Department at (808) 974-7307 or visit the Art Department Web site at

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