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Exhibition at UT Tyler to Feature Noted Artists from Bradley University

August 8, 2007

Artwork by Gillespie

Two noted artists from Bradley University will showcase their work in an exhibition coming to The University of Texas at Tyler’s Meadows Gallery, Ray Sikes, UT Tyler Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.


Professor Oscar J. Gillespie, and Fisher Stolz, an associate professor of art, will present Crossings, which will run Monday through Friday, Aug. 30 – Oct. 5. A closing reception with gallery talks will take place 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

At left, Float&Scamper by Gillespie; Below, Hurricane by Stolz.



“One of the many functions of the Meadows Gallery is to expose UT Tyler students to contemporary practicing artist work from across the United States,” said Sikes. “The Crossings exhibition by Gillespie and Stolz will be a visual and educational delight for the university and the East Texas community at large.”


Gillespie holds a master’s degree from Arizona State University and has studied lithography and printmaking at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and Miami University in Ohio. At Bradley University, he teaches graduate and undergraduate printmaking and drawing.


Gillespie has received numerous awards and honors including the Samuel Rothberg Award for Professional Excellence and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern Arizona University, where he studied as an undergraduate. His work is included in many national, university and private collections. Gillespie also is listed in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Education.


Stolz holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia in Athens and has studied sculpting in Cortona, Italy with the UGA Studies Abroad Program. He serves as Bradley University’s sculpture area head.Artwork by Stolz


Stolz has participated in numerous solo and group sculpture exhibitions and won several awards. Stolz has several large public sculpture pieces permanently installed around the United States. At Bradley University, he also participates as a visiting artist, guest lecturer and juror.


For more information, call Sikes, 903.566.7237.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.



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