Artist Kristina Estell will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, as a guest lecturer at the University Galleries.

Estell is a visual artist who has exhibits nationally and internationally, and has attended artist residencies within and outside of the US. In 2009, she was awarded a full scholarship from the Pilchuck School of Glass in Seattle and has been a recipient of grant funding from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council /McKnight Foundation.
In 2010, she was selected by artist Dan Graham to receive a Visual Arts Fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, for a residency. Currently, her work involves creating a series of sculptural projects that record elements of natural and architectural objects, surfaces and spaces using the specialized material of silicone molding rubber.
The event is sponsored by the School of Art and University Galleries. For more information or special accommodation, contact the School of Art at (309) 438-5621 or