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Video Artist Nadia Hironaka to Present Annual Ackerman Lecture at Moravian

Nadia HironakaBethlehem, Pa., April 10, 2013—Award-winning video artist Nadia Hironaka will share a digital presentation focusing on her work during the annual Rose and Rudy Ackerman Lecture on Tuesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m., at Moravian College. Hironaka a professor at The Maryland Institute College of Art. The presentation will be held in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, Room 102, on Moravian’s Main Street Campus. It is open to the public and admissions is free.

Hironaka is a 2008 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellow and received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2006. Other awards include: The Leeway Foundation, Peter Stuyvessant Fish Award in Media Arts, prog:me video artist award, The Black Maria Film Festival, and The New York Short Exposition Film Festival. Hironaka received her Masters of Fine Art from The Art Institute of Chicago and her Bachelors of Fine Art from The University of the Arts.

Her films and video installations have been exhibited internationally in: PULSAR (Venezuela), Rencontres Internationals (Paris/Berlin), The Den Haag Film and Video Festival (The Netherlands), The Center for Contemporary Arts (Kitakyushu, Japan), The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Morris Gallery, The Black Maria Film Festival, The Donnell Library (NYC), Arizona State University Art Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), The Galleries at Moore College of Art (Philadelphia), and Vox Populi, (Philadelphia). Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Tom Dubreuil by email: tdubreuil@moravian.edu, or by phone 610 625-7051.

About the Ackerman Lecture Series

The Rose and Rudy Ackerman Visiting Lecture Series was initiated by an endowment established by the Ackermans to foster the arts. Visiting artists are invited to present lectures at the college by the chair of the Art Department after consultation with the art faculty.

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. In addition to teaching at Moravian, Ackerman is the executive director of the Baum School of Art and is active in community art events.

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.