Carmon Colangelo, a printmaker who is professor of art and director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, will present the WVU Division of Arts 10th Deem Distinguished Artist Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Creative Arts Centers Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A).

A reception will follow in the CAC Laura Mesaros Galleries, where Colangelos exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints titledPhantasmagoriaopens the same day.

Also opening in the Mesaros Gallery Jan. 22 is an exhibition of works by WVU art alumni, curated by Colangelo and Robert Bridges, curator of the WVU Art Collection.

Colangelo was chair of the WVU Division of Art in 1995 when the Deem Distinguished Artist Lecture Series was established by Alison and Patrick Deem of Bridgeport. He also served as head of the printmaking department at WVU during 1984 1996. With 13 solo shows in the past 10 years and another 100 significant group exhibitions in the past two decades, he has exhibited widely, from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., to Argentina, Canada, England, Puerto Rico and Korea. He is best known for his work in lithography, mixed media printmaking and works on paper. Recently, he has also been exploring digital printmaking.

Also at Thursdays lecture, the Deems will be announcing another significant gift to support research and creative activity in the College of Creative Arts.

For more information, contact the WVU Division of Art at (304) 293 2140 ext. 3210 or 3140.