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August 19, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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Noted Artists Bring Exhibit to UT Tyler Meadows Gallery

Dunlap Walnut Farms... by DunlapTwo noted installation artists will bring their unique exhibition to The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery to open the 2009-10 academic year, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

David Dunlap, art professor at the University of Iowa, and Jay Schmidt, professor of art emeritus from the University of Montana-Bozeman, will present The Living, Breathing Thing Monday through Friday, Aug. 24 – Oct. 2. A closing reception will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the gallery.

“One of the many functions of the Meadows Gallery is to expose UT Tyler students to contemporary practicing artist work from across the United States,” Sikes said. “This exhibition will be a visual and educational delight for the Department of Art and Art History students, students from the university at large and the East Texas community. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy this unique experience.”

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 and by special appointment.

Dunlap holds a bachelor of fine art degree from Colorado College and master of fine art degrees from Yale University.  His numerous awards and honors include National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Regional Inter-Arts Award and McKnight/Intermedia Arts Fellowship.

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Schmidt holds a bachelor of fine art degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and a master of fine art degree from the University of California-Davis. His professional experience includes serving at the University of Iowa, University of Florida and Montana State University. He has held exhibitions at Santa Clara University, Tacoma Museum of Art, Leedy Volkous Art Center in Kansas City, Mo. and Galeria La Mano Majica in Oaxaca, Mexico, among others.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 or rsikes@uttyler.edu or call the UT Tyler 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 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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