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Posters of artwork by students, faculty, and visiting artists associated with Lafayette’s Williams Visual Arts Building are being sold to benefit the Iris Bogaert Art Scholarship Fund.

On sale for $20 each, the 22-by-30-inch prints were produced in the Digital Media Workshop of the Williams Visual Arts Building, which is directed by Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp ’36 Professor of Art. Checks should be made payable to Lafayette College with the Bogaert fund indicated in the memo field, and submitted to Lori Dobson, receptionist, Williams Visual Arts Building, 243 North Third St., Easton, PA 18042.

The scholarship, which will benefit art majors, was recently established in memory of the late Iris Bogaert, an art major and member of the Lafayette community for about four years. In addition to her work in the Williams Visual Arts Building as a part-time student, she served as a monitor for its gallery and some of its community arts programming.

“Iris developed a role for herself at our new building as an inexhaustible contributor to the creative process,” says Jim Toia, director of the Richard W. and Rissa A. Grossman Gallery at the Williams Visual Arts Building. “She held herself to extremely high standards and protected the sanctity of our building for the sole purpose of creating the proper environment for artistic expression. She became fondly known to us as ‘our little bulldog.’ Her spirit remains ever present in our building, and we hope, through small acts of generosity and the Iris Bogaert Art Scholarship Fund, that Iris’ spirit lives on for many years, both in the Williams Visual Arts Building and the Lafayette College community.”

Iris Bogaert is survived by her husband, Ricardo J. Bogaert-Alvarez, assistant professor of chemical engineering.

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