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Myrna J. Orsini Edit Profile

educator , sculptor

Myrna J. Orsini, American Sculptor, educator. Recipient 1st place sculpture award Pleinair Symposium Committee, Ukraine, 1992, Peron Symposium Committee, Kiev, Ukraine, 1993; recognized 1st American sculptor to exhibit work in Ukraine, 1993; principal works include seven monumental sculptures worldwide.

Background

Orsini, Myrna J. was born on April 19, 1943 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of William Joseph Finch and Barbara Jean (Hilby) Hickenbottom.

Education

Bachelor, University Puget Sound, 1969. Master of Arts, University Puget Sound, 1974. Postgraduate, University Georgia, 1987.

Career

Teacher, Tacoma (Washington) Public Schools, 1969-1978; owner, president, Contemporary Print Collectors, Lakewood, Washington, 1978-1981; owner, president, Orsini Studio, Tacoma, since 1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Sculptor: works include Vartai symbolic gate for Central Europas Park, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1994. Menat steel and neon corporation commission completed in Tacoma, Washington 1995.

Membership

Chair Superintendent's Supervisory Committee, Tacoma, 1978-1979. Lobbyist Citizens for Fair School Funding, Seattle, 1979. Art chair Women's President Council, Tacoma, 1987-1988.

Founder, board directors Monarch Contemporary Art Center, Washington. Board member Nisqually Regional Arts Council, since 1997. Member Northwest Stone Sculptors Association (council leader since 1989), National Association Women Artists, Pacific Gallery Artists, International Sculpture Center, Tacoma City Club, National Association Pen Women, Womens Caucus for the Arts, Olympia Arts Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, sailing, biking.

Connections

Married Donald Wayne Lundquist, March 31, 1962 (divorced March 1987). Children: Laurie Jeanine Winter, Stephanie Lynne Lundquist.

father:
William Joseph Finch Hickenbottom

mother:
Barbara Jean (Hilby) Hickenbottom

spouse:
Donald Wayne Lundquist

children:
Stephanie Lynne Lundquist Orsini

Laurie Jeanine Winter Orsini