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Artist Ron Janowich will visit Lafayette Oct. 28-29 to meet with students, give a public lecture, and kick off an exhibition of his works in the hallway gallery of the Williams Visual Arts Building. The exhibit will include mostly digital images that Janowich created at Lafayette, as well as a few of his paintings.

On Monday, Oct. 28, Janowich will interact with advanced art students undertaking honors and independent study projects. The following day, he will present a public slide lecture at 12:15 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. He will talk about how technology has expanded his artistic thinking.

Janowich also plans to lead a workshop with an intermediate painting class and possibly other classes as well.

Janowich learned of Lafayette’s artistic resources through his relationships with Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, and Lew Minter, visiting lecturer and director of the media lab at the Williams Visual Arts Building. Visiting assistant professor of art at University of Florida in Gainesville, Janowich lives in New York. He has been coming to Lafayette to create some of his artwork for a few years, using the college’s digital equipment and printer with archival-quality ink.

“He’s jumped on the use of technology with great relish,” says Minter. “He even brought my counterpart at the University of Florida to see what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. They don’t have anything like this [digital art] program down there.”

His work will be on display for two to three weeks, starting Oct. 28.

Janowich received a master’s of fine arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. He has had over 20 one-person and 60 group exhibitions internationally. His work is in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; and numerous private collections. His work is published in various books, including History of Modern Art by Arnason H.H., The Aesthete in the City by David Carrier, Beyond Piety by Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe, and Art Speak by Robert Atkins. His work has been reviewed in magazines such as Artforum, Arts, Art in America, and Tema Celeste. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships in Painting.

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