March 28, 2005
“Readers,” an exhibit of oil paintings by former Morningside College student Lucille Mushkin Berkowitz, will be on display Friday, April 1, through Tuesday, May 10, at the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Library Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Berkowitz, who attended Morningside in 1939-40, has donated 13 of her paintings to the college. The paintings depict individuals reading in various locales, from the state of Washington to several countries around the world.
“I cherish the memories of the campus, the instructors, and my fellow students. I consider the offering of these paintings as a form of pay back for all the benefits I derived from my wonderful, youthful years at Morningside,” Berkowitz said.
Berkowitz began painting as a teenager in Sioux City, where she took art classes at the Sioux City Art Center under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). She completed further studies at Los Angeles Valley College, the Los Angeles Artists’ League, and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Her work has been entered in three juried art shows and exhibited in more than 15 different venues, including the California Museum of Science and Industry, and the Bellevue Art Museum and Kirkland Art Gallery in Washington.
Hours at the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Library Center are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.