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July 28, 2014

IPFW Art Professor's Work Featured Online

Fort Wayne, Indiana—For Audrey Ushenko, professor of drawing and painting in the Department of Fine Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), creating a new painting in the midst of a busy public space is the perfect inspiration. Periodically during the past three years, she has been doing just that in James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.

Her project, which will be officially unveiled this fall in the Illinois State Museum's Chicago Gallery, was featured on

“I love working in public venues, where I can be inspired by the stream of life surrounding me,” said Ushenko.

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