By THE NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD|Oct. 08, 2019 – 11:24 AM

Josephine Halvorson, winner of the 2019 Blackwell Prize in Painting and current Newnan Artist-in-Residence, will speak at the University of West Georgia’s Newnan campus on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

In addition to the $10,000 Blackwell Prize – administered by UWG’s School of the Arts – Halvorson has won many other awards including The Rome Prize and The James and Audrey Foster Prize, and she has been featured on the ART21 show on PBS.

Halvorson completes each canvas in a single day, primarily working onsite as she records everything from nature to architectural details. She is a professor of art and the chair of graduate studies in painting at Boston University.

At UWG-Newnan, Halvorson will give an artist talk as part of The Other Night School series. The event begins with a 6 p.m. reception, with the presentation beginning at 6:30. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but those planning to attend are encouraged to register in advance to be eligible for door prizes.

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