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Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art

Room 101, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
ASU will present Wisconsin-based artist Lydia Dildilian as the featured speaker for the Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

Lydia DildilianLydia DildilianDildilian’s presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the EFA Building and is open free to the public. An exhibit of her paintings also remains open for free public viewing in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 14. 

ASU’s first-ever Edwards Trust resident artist in painting, Dildilian has displayed her artworks in exhibitions throughout the U.S. since 2011 and has contributed to several private collections. She has published four pictorial books and has also taught various art courses in drawing and painting at Miami University in Ohio, the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. 

Dildilian’s paintings pose a series of questions regarding socio-cultural and human-invented systems and their purposes through her translations of layered abstractions of diagrams, maps, blueprints and binary system aesthetics into a variety of line work, grid structures, and repeated organic and geometric shapes. More details and examples of her art are available on her website at

The Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art is the central event in a broader program of related activities, including an exhibition of the lecturer’s artwork, class visits and studio critiques. Its purpose is to bring to ASU noted individuals in the visual arts to share their knowledge, expertise and creative research with students, faculty, staff and the community. 

The lectureship is sponsored by the Edwards Family Trust, which was established in 1992 by Joseph Henry Edwards and Winona Edwards of San Angelo to provide funding for the ASU art program. In addition to the lectureship, the Edwards Family Trust supports scholarships for outstanding visual art students and the artist residency program.

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