College to Host Guest Artist for Workshop and Public Lecture

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Artist John Peña will present a student workshop and public lecture at Westminster College Tuesday-Thursday, April 17-19.

Peña will give a workshop to students in the "Environmental Studio" cluster course and the "Basic Studio Art: 3D" course.

He will present a lecture on his artwork Wednesday, April 18, from 6-7 p.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Maple room.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Peña is sponsored by Westminster's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art.

Contact Summer Zickefoose, Westminster visiting assistant professor of art, at (724) 946-7267 or email for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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A portion of Pena's Letters to the Ocean