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Professor to discuss attitude and painting at next Bergren Forum

Lise Lemland, assistant professor of drawing, painting and photography at Alfred University, will present “Unusual Attitudes and Painting” on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at the Bergren Forum at 12:10 p.m. at Powell Campus Center’s Nevins Theatre. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

In the field of aviation, a flight path that involves dives, spins, inverted flight, or other extreme maneuvers is called an unusual attitude. Lemeland will discuss her experiences with flying aerobatics and how they have affected her paintings.

As part of her artistic research, she recently completed her pilot’s license and flies aerobatics whenever she can. The aerial views have changed her work dramatically, shifting perspective and subject in a bold new direction.

Lemeland earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and French literatures from Stanford University. She continued her education at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting; she earned a master of fine arts degree in painting from Hunter College

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.