MURRAY, Ky. — Sean Morrissey has been announced as the Spring 2019 Patricia Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University. Printmaker Morrissey will edition his work and present a public lecture Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in Room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building.

While at Murray State, Morrissey will be editioning a screenprint with the help of Professor Nicole Hand’s advanced printmaking class. The workshop will take place Feb. 18-20 in FA 1006. All events are free and open to the public.

Sean P. Morrissey was born and raised on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and holds an M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.F.A. in Studio Art: Two-Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Morrissey’s current research focuses on the contemporary American landscape dealing with land use, identity, and consumerism and utilizes traditional and non-traditional techniques to create works on paper and large-scale paperworks. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at places such as the International Print Center New York (New York), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha), The Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art (Richmond), Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art (Italy), and the Biennale Internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (Québec). Morrissey’s work is included in several permanent and private collections, such as the New York Public Library, The Sheldon Museum of Art, and The Weisman Art Museum.

The Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series is a new endowment to the department of art and design. Patricia L. Summerville graduated from Murray State in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Education after attending for only three years. She then earned three additional degrees, including a Master of Science in Education with a major in supervision in 1976 from the University of Akron; a Master of Health Administration with a major in hospital administration in 1982 from Xavier University; and the Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1994. She was admitted to the bar the following year. Summerville’s career included teaching art for six years, serving as an administrator for hospitals and healthcare facilities for 20 years and practicing law for five years before retiring in 2003. In 2018, Summerville received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Murray State University Alumni Association.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Hand in the Department of Art and Design at 270-809-5387 or

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