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Bergren Forum to explore the process, risks of making art

Michelle Illuminato, an assistant professor in Alfred University’s art Foundation Program, School of Art & Design, will present "Art+Work: Tour Guides, Book Reports, Public Meals, and Cook-Offs" at the University’s next Bergren Forum, Thursday Nov. 10 at 12:10 p.m., Powell Campus Center’s Nevins Theater.

During the forum, Illuminato will talk about investigation, exchange and risk-taking in the process of making art. She’ll share her recent interactive public works and works from art freshmen who learn how to practice these methods in her studio research course, an experience that has simply become known as "The Alfred Line."

Illuminato earned a master of fine arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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