UTHSC Selling Some 400 Works by Late Memphis Artist Paul Penczner

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For the entire month of November, UTHSC will showcase a selection of 40 works by local artist Paul Penczner at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.

For the entire month of November, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will showcase a selection of 40 works by local artist Paul Penczner at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. In spring 2011, more than 400 works were donated to the university by the artist’s widow Jolanda Penczner, along with her husband’s fine art studio in Midtown Memphis.

On Thursday, November 8, UTHSC will host a reception for 200 guests at the Botanic Garden to celebrate the artist’s legacy. The remainder of the works will be available for review and purchase at subsequent events. All proceeds from the sale of the Penczner collection will support an endowment in his name in the UTHSC Department of Physiology, which is ranked second in funding among all such departments in the nation. For more information, contact Kathleen Stern, who is administering sale of the works on behalf of UTHSC, at pencznergift@gmail.com.

“Selecting a work of art for your home or office is such a personal experience,” observed Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Harriet Van Vleet Professor and chair of the UTHSC Department of Physiology. “We want people who appreciate and understand the intrinsic value of art to experience Paul’s work