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Art Exhibition Featuring William B. Stephens Opens Oct. 15 at UT Tyler

October 11, 2007

A New Beginning by Stephens

"A New Beginning" by Dr. William B. Stephens, professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Tyler. This and other work by Stephens will be shown in an upcoming exhibition Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Nov. 2 at UT Tyler's Meadows Gallery.

Artwork by Dr. William B. Stephens, professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Tyler, will be displayed in an upcoming exhibition at UT Tyler, Ray Sikes, UT Tyler Meadows Gallery media coordinator, announced.


Stories on the Land: Watercolors and Legends
will run Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Nov. 2 at the UT Tyler Meadows Gallery. A “Meet the Artist” reception will take place 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.


Stories on the Land
reviews the marks of people passing through time upon the landscapes in East Texas, according to the artist, who taught at UT Tyler for 29 years.


“While traveling through the East Texas countryside, I made many discoveries, and my inquiries often led to evocative family stories of stolen swords, talismans, hidden treasure and family secrets,” said Stephens. “My paintings and stories are attempts to capture the existence of passing through as seen in the tracks.”


Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Retired from full-time teaching since 2005, Stephens has lived and taught in East Texas for more than 40 years. His paintings have been shown in many venues across the U.S. and in other countries. He holds a master’s degree in fine arts from UT Austin and a doctorate from the University of Florida.


For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 or rlsikes@uttyler.edu.


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 more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.



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