October 11, 2004
Award Winning artist Anne Hughes opens Shimer College Fall 2004 Lecture Series
Anne Hughes, an award-winning artist and teacher, will open the Fall 2004 Shimer College Lecture Series with a talk entitled Ways to Make it in the Arts: Residencies and Other Opportunities. Based on her life experience as a visual artist, she will speak about the various opportunities available to those who would like to pursue a career in the humanities. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm in the Shimer College Gymnasium. This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and a reception in Prairie House Lounge, adjacent to the Gymnasium.
While pursuing her own career in the fine arts, Hughes has become aware of a broad spectrum of career strategies available to those seeking a career in the humanities. She has learned these strategies through her own experience (international scholarships and residencies, teaching, and exhibiting) and in meetings with other writers, composers and artists who are pursuing careers in the arts. She will share these strategies in a lecture illustrated by slides and an informative handout.
Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Anne Hughes received her BFA in Studio Art and the MFA in Painting from Concordia University in Montreal. A fine artist and freelance teacher who has had numerous exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Canada, Hughes’ current exhibition, “Welcome to My World,” is on view at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Her many honors include: Vera Woodruff Wassenberg Award and Doug Koch Memorial Award (1998); Purchase Award, GALEX 32: National Juried Exhibition. Juried by Preston Jackson (1998).