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'Artist in Residence' program July 14-25 at Vachel Lindsay Home

Features Laura Kay Coffey photography

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[July 12, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The "Artist in Residence" program series at the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site continues with an exhibit of photography by Springfield artist Laura Coffey, whose work will be on display in the home July 14-25. Visitors can meet the artist at a public reception Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit is titled "Metamorphosis: The Refashioned Photography of Laura Kay Coffey." Coffey is a self-taught photographer and has been locally recognized, including receiving several awards at the Illinois State Fair in the computer graphics, digital image and photography categories. She also designed the August 2012 Pecha Kucha poster.

Coffey is a Girl Scout leader and has encouraged creativity within her troop. Using their cookie sale profits, her troop purchased a camera in 2008, and the girls, entering sixth grade this fall, have won multiple awards at the Illinois State Fair.

The "Artist in Residence" series is co-sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association.

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The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. in Springfield, is the birthplace and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free public tours.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]


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