Sisters will hold student workshop, speak at March 9 lecture

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State Department of Art and Design will host visiting artists Carrie and Emmy Lingscheit in the Patricia Summerville Lecture Series from March 8-10.

During their visit, the Lingscheit sisters will edition an etching/mezzotint and lithograph screen print with the help of Murray State College of Humanities and Fine Arts Assistant Dean Nicole Hand’s advanced printmaking class. The workshop will be held from March 8-10 in Fine Arts 1004, 1005 and 1006 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The public is invited to drop in the studio during the workshop. The sisters will also give a lecture on their work on March 9 at 12:30 p.m. in room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. The lecture is also free and open to the public.

Carrie Lingscheit is a printmaker working in mixed intaglio technique with a focus on mezzotint and copper etching. Her detailed works explore themes of human interaction and affect. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota in 2006 and her Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 2010. Carrie’s work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, dozens of invitational exchange portfolios and is part of many private and public permanent collections, including the Library of Congress. She currently lives and works in Urbana, Illinois. 

The Murray State Department of Art and Design will host visiting artists Carrie and Emmy Lingscheit in the Patricia Summerville Lecture Series from March 8-10.

Emmy Lingscheit is an interdisciplinary artist and printmaker whose work investigates the ways in which we are enmeshed with the nonhuman world, focusing on exchanges between organisms and non-organisms and between humans and non-humans. She has held numerous artist residencies, including at Ucross and Kohler Arts/Industry. Her work has been exhibited recently at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington, The International Print Center in New York, New York and the Lithographic Academy in Tidaholm, Sweden, as well as in a solo exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Emmy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is coordinator of the printmaking area.

The Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series is made possible by an 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 Doctorate 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.

For more information, contact Nicole Hand in the Department of Art and Design at 270-809-6387 or

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