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November 25, 2008

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

UT Tyler Art Professor to Serve on TSN Board of Directors


Dewane Hughes, associate professor of art at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been appointed to the Texas Sculpture Network Board of Directors, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

Hughes will serve a five-year term for the in-state network, which is comprised of professional, academic and student sculptors.  During the first two years, he will assist in conducting conferences and acquiring network connections for the group. He will then take a lead role in 2011. 

“I think the Texas Sculpture Network is a great organization, and it’s exciting to be able to participate at this level,” said Hughes, who has been a network member for four years and hopes to bring the 2011 TSN conference to UT Tyler.

Hughes currently teaches sculpture, metal casting, 3-D mixed media art and design classes at UT Tyler and serves as a student adviser.

A faculty member since 2005, he was commissioned to produce art projects on the main campus, including work currently displayed in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center and the Robert Muntz Library.

Hughes holds a bachelor of arts degree in art from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Montana State University.

For more information about TSN, contact Hughes, 903.566.5510 or dhughes@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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