Marker at Hawkinson Avenue home to honor artist, writer

From The Register-Mail:
A monument is to be erected outside the former home of Dorothea Tanning on Hawkinson Avenue.

Tanning is an internationally renowned artist and writer who was born in Galesburg in 1910 and studied at Knox College. The City Council on Monday approved a plan to erect a marble marker outside the house at 420 Hawkinson Ave., where Tanning lived as a child. The celebrated surrealist artist turned 100 last year.

A special Dorothea Tanning symposium also is being organized for May 14 at Knox to celebrate her life and work. Michael Taylor, modern art curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be the keynote speaker at the event, according to Paulette Thenhaus, a member of the Dorothea Tanning Symposium Committee.