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January 18, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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UT Tyler Meadows Gallery Features Annual International Exhibition

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The University of Texas at Tyler’s Meadows Gallery will feature the 23rd annual international exhibition beginning Monday, Jan. 28, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.


The two-dimensional art exhibition will run through Friday, March 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by special appointment.


A reception will be held 6 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Barry Whistler, owner of the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas and this year’s exhibition juror, will present a lecture about his selections for the exhibition during the reception. The UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History serves as sponsor.


Out of the more than 340 entries for the exhibition, Whistler chose 24 art pieces representing the work of 18 artists from around the country as well as Canada.


“The exhibition will be a visual and educational delight for the art and art history students, the students from the university at large and the East Texas community,” said Sikes. “Everyone is encouraged to enjoy this unique experience."

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The Meadows Gallery, which is located in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, is closed during university holidays.


The Barry Whistler Gallery primarily exhibits established and emerging Texas artists. Painting, sculpture, prints, drawings and photography have been displayed as well as installation and performance works. Prior to opening the gallery, Whistler spent several years working with galleries in California and Texas.


For more information, call Sikes, 903.566.7237, or the Department of Art and Art History, 903.566.7250.


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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