The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Carolyn Plochmann has been painting and winning awards for more than
60 years. Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1926, she was 15 when the Toledo Federation
of Art Societies awarded her its First Prize. Later, she attended the University
of Toledo, where she received a bachelor of arts in 1947, and Iowa State University,
where she was awarded a master of fine arts degree in 1949. Eventually, she
settled in Carbondale, where she is a member of the faculty at Southern Illinois
University. Her many exhibits have toured the United States and her work is
in the permanent fine arts collection of several American museums. Currently
the exhibit "Carolyn Plochmann: Between Two Worlds" is touring the Midwest
with stops in Chicago, Lockport, and Springfield, Ill, and the University
of Central Arkansas in Conway.
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