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UT Tyler Meadows Gallery to Feature 26th International Exhibition

January 12, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will feature the 2011 International Exhibition beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

The exhibition will continue through Friday, March 4. 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.

A reception will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the gallery. Professional artist Cotter Luppi serves as this year’s juror and will present a lecture about his selections for the exhibition during the reception.

“Seventeen pieces of art were chosen out of 252 that were submitted from across the U.S. and three foreign countries for the exhibition,” Sikes said.

Born in New York City, Luppi holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture. His early work concentrated on sculpture and music-based performance art, which led to his current focus on drawings. His abstract imagery incorporates a unique process of embossed mark-making that delineates interior spaces, sound, architecture and the limitations of time.

Luppi’s work has been included in exhibitions in New York, Florida and Massachusetts.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 or rsikes@uttyler.edu, or call 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 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

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