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Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum Invites the Public to a Closing Reception

Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum will host a closing reception in honor of Armando Bogarin, the Museum's Fall 2019 Visiting Artist. Bogarin comes to the Mulvane from Paraguay, through the state's Kansas Paraguay Partnership program. He is a self-taught artist, and has an international exhibition record. Bogarin's sculpture, “Ka’aguy Rory” (Joy of the Forest), 2019, is currently on view in the Mulvane exhibition Revisiting Visual Encounters: Art from Paraguay. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: October 4, 2019, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Main Level, Mulvane Art Museum

WHO: Washburn University faculty, staff, students and the public

DETAILS: Bogarin's work is sculptural and serves to create a mythology about the protection of natural resources and the abuses that nature suffers. During his residency at the Mulvane, he has been creating a new sculpture using materials found in the Kansas landscape. Bogarin also worked with students and faculty at Washburn University, participating in class visits and providing artist talks.

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For further information: Brett Beatty Assistant Director – Mulvane Art Museum Telephone: 785-670-1425 Email: brett.beatty@washburn.edu OR Joy Bailes Assistant Director of Public Relations Telephone: 785-670-2153 Cell: 785-230-1648 Email: joy.bailes@washburn.edu

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