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October 20, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Meadows Gallery to Present MFA Thesis Exhibition

Artwork by Hayakawa

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will present a master of fine arts degree thesis exhibition of graduate student Meguri Hayakawa Monday, Nov. 3, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

The exhibition featuring Hayakawa’s work of prints and collages will continue through Nov. 14.

“The collage works, which are made of bamboo and paper, cohere with the prints,” said Sikes. “Meguri’s experience of living with East Texas coupled with her Japanese heritage is a major influence in her work.”

Artwork by Hayakawa
A campus reception, which is free and open to the public, will be 6 – 7:30  p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the gallery.

Measured Response
, featuring work by graduate student Mark Anderson, is currently on display at the gallery and will continue through Friday, Oct. 24.

The exhibitions are in partial fulfillment of master of fine art degree requirements.

The Meadows Gallery is located in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment, 903.566.7250.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 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. Nearly 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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