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The College of Business and Technology and College of Fine Arts and Communication jointly sponsor American Master Wildlife Artist and Environmentalist

September 10, 2015

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MACOMB, IL - Susan Morrison, American Master Wildlife Artist and noted environmentalist, will be making several presentations at Western Illinois University and in Macomb on The "Art" of Business Thursday-Friday, Sept. 17-18, sponsored by the College of Business and Technology and College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Morrison is noted for her life-size original pen and ink and colored encaustic wax drawings of America's wildlife. Her art is held in major public and private collections, and she has been honored with solo exhibitions at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art at the Massey and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among others. Known as the "American Audubon," her detailed drawings capture the essence of the wildlife she draws.

Morrison will make a presentation to students at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in Stipes Hall, room 121 as part of the Professional Development Series. Information is available at and registration is suggested to secure a seat at the event. Students from all majors are invited to attend this and the other events.

Thursday evening, there will be a drop-in public event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the West Central Illinois Arts Center at 25 E Side Square in Macomb. Further information may be obtained by contacting the West Central Illinois Arts Center at (309) 836-2782 or There will be a cash bar and light snacks. The event is free of charge, and the public is invited to attend.

Friday, Sept. 18, Morrison will address students of COFAC at 10 a.m.

Contact the COFAC Dean's Office for the location of the event. There will be a presentation, a question and answer session and examples of Morrison's work on exhibit.

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