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Monday, March 22, 2010

UIC AHS Inaugural Vivette R. Rifkin Memorial Seminar


Hey so, I was offered an opportunity to paint a portrait of Vivette R. Rifkin, a woman who recorded books and textbooks for her blind daughter so as to not allow her disability to hinder her education, for a memorial seminar event coming up at UIC.  Close to completion, here she is.  Below is the information for the event:


You’re invited to the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences’
Inaugural Vivette R. Rifkin Memorial Seminar

****  COGNITIVE DISABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY
IN AN ERA OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY ****

Presented by David Braddock, PhD
Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disability
University of Colorado

DATE: Wednesday, March 31
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center West, Chicago Rooms, 828 S. Wolcott Ave.

Lunch will be served.

Admission is FREE and open to all, but please make a reservation by Fri., March 26, by visitingwww.ahs.uic.edu .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the poster, especially the likeness of Vivette Rifkin you painted. But the phrase "where the living learn from the dead" is quite jarring and might be found to be objectionable by the family especially. Wouldn't "Honoring a Life of Meaning" express a kinder sentiment for the woman who whose family is sponsoring the event?

Medical Illustrator said...

'wherethelivinglearnfromthedead' is the name of my medical illustration blog, which is where I post my current work - the name has nothing to do with the painting. The title of the post is "UIC AHS Inaugural Vivette R. Rifkin Memorial Seminar" so that shouldn't be too jarring.