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15 February 2008

HACC’s Rose Lehrman Art Gallery features Social Justice 2008
Portfolio by noted graphic design artist on display March 3-27

The work of Bulgarian-born Luba Lukova, a renowned artist and graphic designer, will be on display March 3-27 at the Rose Lehrman Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus.

Lukova’s distinctive style can be seen in her portfolio, Social Justice 2008, which utilizes metaphors, juxtaposition of symbols and economy of line and text to capture humanity’s elemental themes.

The artist will give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Whitaker Hall on the Harrisburg Campus then attend a reception in the gallery from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be a portfolio signing at the reception. The public is invited to attend both free events.

Visually engaging and powerful, Lukova’s work is exhibited around the world. Her solo exhibitions have been held at UNESCO in Paris; DDD Gallery in Osaka, Japan and La MaMa in New York City. She is the recipient of the World’s Most Memorable Poster award at the International Poster Salon in Paris; Golden Pencil at the One Club in New York City, and Best of Show award at HOW magazine’s international design competition.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and New York; The Library of Congress; Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris. Publications include a poster portfolio called “Social Justice 2008” and “Speaking with Images,” an upcoming book about her art. Lukova also is widely regarded for her New York Times Op-Ed illustrations.

All gallery programs are free and open to the public. Rose Lehrman Art Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 780-2435 or send an email to Gallery Coordinator Kim Banister by clicking on her email address below.

Social Justice 2008: Luba Lukova is sponsored by AIGA Central PA, the professional association for design. For more information on AIGA, go to: www.aiga.org

Additionally, Rose Lehrman Art Gallery exhibits are made possible, in part, through Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), a local decision-making program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). The PCA is a state agency in the Governor’s office, created by the Legislature in 1966 to encourage and promote the arts. Funding comes from the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual state appropriation by the Legislature and from a federal grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. PPA is administered locally by Jump Street.

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