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Award-winning taxidermist to attend virtual IU Cinema Q&A Tuesday

<p>IU Cinema has moved its operations online for the fall semester in order to provide students with the opportunity to view films and documentaries virtually.</p>

IU Cinema has moved its operations online for the fall semester in order to provide students with the opportunity to view films and documentaries virtually.

Taxidermy artist Allis Markham will answer career questions in a virtual Zoom conversation at 7 p.m. Tuesday through the IU Cinema’s virtual screening room.

Markham is an award-winning taxidermist based in Los Angeles where she runs her business Prey Taxidermy. She was named the third best in the world at the World Taxidermy Championships in 2017, and her clients include the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the Getty Museum. 

A native of Madison, Indiana, Markham is a featured subject in the 2019 documentary “Stuffed,” which is available for streaming through the IU Cinema from October 5-7. During the event, she will be answering students’ questions about her life and career and giving a presentation about her work.

In addition to Markham, other participating guests include IU biology department senior lecturer Susan Hengeveld and Betsy Stirratt, founding director of the Grunwald Gallery. Stirratt will be the event’s moderator.

Admission to the event is free, however participants must sign up online in advance to reserve a Zoom spot. 

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