Artist Dorothea Tanning feted around town

From The Register-Mail:
World renowned artist, Galesburg native and Knox College alumna Dorothea Tanning will be honored with a series of free, public events through May 20 at Knox and in the community.

“Dorothea Tanning: From Galesburg Roots to Worldwide Fame” will include an exhibit of Tanning’s artwork, a commemorative proclamation made by the city of Galesburg earlier this week and dedication of a plaque outside her childhood home. Events also include an all-day symposium on her impact in the world of art and literature.

Tanning, who celebrated her 100th birthday last August, has made significant contributions in a number of fields, including painting, sculpture, writing and theatrical design. Knox College awarded her an honorary degree in 1988…

The free, public events will commemorate and explore Tanning’s early life and education in Galesburg and at Knox, and her world famous work in art and literature…