OLLI at Auburn to host Laura Murray for lecture series Feb. 13


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Opelika Observer

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) will host its lecture series titled ‘Wisdom Wednesday’s’ on Feb. 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art which is located at 901 S. College St. in Auburn.
OLLI members, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings, social engagements and initiatives.
Laura Murray, author and illustrator of “Coloring Your Way Through Alabama’s Capitals” will take you on a tour of 200 years of Alabama history through the locations of our state’s 5 capitals. Learn how her historical coloring book, “Amazing Alabama” provides opportunities for learning and enjoyment – either by yourself or with a friend.
Murray will share some of her favorite art supplies and some new coloring techniques to make your masterpieces stand out from the crowd.
Murray earned her bachelor of fine arts degree at Columbus State University and specialized in graphic design and illustration. After working more than 15 years in the corporate design world, she decided to start her own design business. Her first book,“Amazing Alabama,” was released in November 2017. Murray finds inspiration for her artwork in the people she meets and the region she calls home—going on weekend trips, touring local museums, trying out mom-and-pop restaurants and driving through small towns.
Her favorite art medium is pen and ink, but she is always experimenting with different styles and techniques.
OLLI at Auburn offers academic not for credit programs for adults aged 50 years or older through program sites at Auburn University, AUM in Montgomery and the Chambers County Public Library in Valley.
Membership includes several benefits such as participation in social engagements, our lecture series, day trips, and other programming initiatives.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property which is located at 1031 S. College St. in Auburn.
For more information regarding this event or if you would like to assist the organization as a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant, or sponsor, call Ileeia A. Cobb, Ph.D., OLLI Director, at 334-844-3105, email olli@auburn.edu , or visit www.olliatauburn.org.


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