March 3, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Larison, 509/372-7319,

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Fifty-two signed Norman Rockwell lithographs will be on display March 6-27 at Washington State University at Tri-Cities Consolidated Information Center.
        One of the twentieth century's most famous illustrators, Rockwell is best known for creating a series of Saturday Evening Post covers and his 1969 Look magazine "Apollo 11 Space Team" cover.
        The lithographs in this collection were created in the late 1960s to replace some of Rockwell's original oils that were destroyed in a 1943 studio fire.
        Taken from one of America's largest private collections of Rockwell's work, the exhibit includes such famous images as "The Spelling Bee," and Saturday Evening Post covers "Before the Shot," "The Ticket Seller," "See America First," and "Dreams of Long Ago."
        Other illustrations featured in the exhibit are from the Heritage Press, Poor Richard's Almanac, the American Family Portfolio and the School Days Portfolio.
        The exhibit is free and open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities is sponsoring the showing.
        WSU Tri-Cities is located on University Drive in Richland, just north of Hanford High School. For more information, contact Student Services at509/372-7231.
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Note to Reporters: To arrange interviews about the exhibit, please contact students Toni Jones at 509/588-6804 or Jaynae Cox at 509/734-8168.


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