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Fontbonne Welcomes International Artist

ST. LOUIS - Fontbonne University's Fine Arts department welcomes Nicolás Uribe, a visiting artist from Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday, April 6. Uribe will present his work during a presentation from 10 a.m. - noon in the Lewis room of the Fontbonne University library. This event is free and open to the public.

A painter, Uribe was born in Madison, Wis., but grew up in Colombia. He studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, then worked in various art and illustration studios, studying his craft. Two years after graduation, Uribe moved back to Bogotá, where he began painting full time. His paintings are thought-provoking in concept and meticulous - almost classical - in execution.

"It is an honor for our department to host Nicolás," said Ellen Gochnour, Fontbonne's fine arts gallery director. "As a gifted painter with a broad body of work to his name, he serves as a strong role model for our students."

During his visit to Fontbonne, Uribe will also give students a private painting demonstration and offer individual critiques on graduate level work.

The Fontbonne Gallery of Art strives to encourage and support the artist and the education of the visual arts in the community through its exhibitions and programs. The Gallery's hours are: Mon. - Thurs., 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tues., 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; and Sat., 12 - 4 p.m. For more information, call 314-889-1431 or e-mail

Learn more: Fontbonne offers degrees in Art (BA) and Fine Arts (BFA).