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Bethlehem, Pa., November 3, 2010--The Rose and Rudy Ackerman Lecture Series resumes at Moravian when photography artist Lori Nix visits to discuss her latest work in a lecture titled "the City" on Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Peter Hall. A reception will follow the lecture in Foy Lobby and light refreshments will be served. The lecture is free and open to the public. Peter Hall is located on Moravian College's Hurd Street Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pa.
Lori Nix photographs miniature sets that are constructed by hand. Everything she builds is done so with one particular camera angle in mind. There is no digital manipulation in any of her works. In her latest work "The City," Nix creates the world on her table top with no humans. "The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over," Nix said about her work. She is interested in what the future holds for us and is also "fascinated by what the changing world can bring," she commented.
Rudy Ackerman is professor emeritus of the Moravian College art department where he taught for 37 years before stepping down in 2000. Throughout his distinguished career at Moravian, he was instrumental in obtaining significant public and private grants to enhance the art department. Ackerman's works in sculpture and paintings are on exhibition at the Bethlehem Civic Center Sculpture Garden, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, Moravian College, and in private collections. He was featured in "Who's Who of American Art" and has conducted research for the U.S. Department of Education.
Rudy and his wife Rose, who is director of operations and special events at the Baum School, were honored with the Allentown Arts Commission's Overall Arts Ovation Award in 2004. The award honored five decades of the Ackermans' unwavering commitment to teaching art, especially to disadvantaged children; transforming the Baum School of Art from an educational center into an arts incubator; and improving the academics, business, and architectural landscape of Allentown.
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Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.