Milwaukee artist Chris Niver, who works with traditional needlework techniques to create contemporary embroideries with wit and irony, deliver the opening lecture Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. for the latest exhibition at Lawrence University’s Wriston Art Center galleries. A reception will follow. Both are free and open to the public.

The exhibition also will feature works by Latin American artists, including Roberto Matta and Mauricio Lasansky, from Lawrence’s Permanent Collection and prints and sculptures by Racine multi-media artist Molly Carter. The exhibition runs through Oct. 31.

Wriston Art Center hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from noon – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, call 920-832-6621 or visit http://www.lawrence.edu/news/wriston/.