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April 25, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Meadows Gallery to Host Juried Student Show

Hicks artwork

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will host the 2008 Juried Student Exhibition April 28 through Aug. 1, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

The annual exhibition features work from UT Tyler students. Each student may submit up to three two- or three-dimensional pieces to be juried by the UT Tyler art faculty.

The Meadows Gallery is located in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
An opening reception will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the gallery. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

“The exhibition always features stellar works from the studio art year,” said Sikes. “Several awards will be given to the best pieces in the exhibition. The awards are cash prizes, which are always useful for a university student. The recognition of faculty and peers is also a nice surprise.”

Henton artwork
This year, the Christopher Lyon Memorial Scholarship also will be awarded to a promising art student chosen by a faculty selection committee from the Department of Art and Art History.

For additional information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237/903.566.7250 or rsikes@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 90 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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