Exhibit, presentation honor Georgia O'Keeffe

It was a remarkable voyage – from birth on a Wisconsin dairy farm in 1887 to universal acclaim as an artistic original. In her 98 years, Georgia O’Keeffe defied convention, forged new territory and became an icon in her dramatic and surprising path through life.

Fond du Lac Visual Arts and local actress Lori Garbisch will pay homage to O’Keeffe at the Fond du Lac Public Library in July.

The arts collaborative will host the exhibit, Color, Form, Pattern, in July at the library’s gallery. The title honors the artistic principles that ruled O’Keeffe’s life and works.

Garbisch will present A Portrayal of Georgia O’Keeffe by Lori Garbisch, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the library’s McLane Meeting Room. Garbisch, depicting the artist, will tell her story starting with the humble Sun Prairie farm through to 1977, covering her emergence as an artist, her turbulent marriage to photographer Alfred Stieglitz, her connection to the American Southwest and finishing in triumph, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

Garbisch’s presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

A public reception will take place directly following Garbisch’s performance at 7 p.m. July 19 in the gallery. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Fond du Lac Visual Arts is a professional arts group devoted to art awareness and education, development and enhancement of artists’ skills and strengthening connections between art and commerce in the Fond du Lac area.

In photo: Actress Lori Garbisch is pictured in character as Georgia O'Keeffe. 

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