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Martin Museum of Art displays faculty sculptures, prints in annual exhibit

March 25, 1997

C.M. Ramsey / The Baylor Lariat

Retiring professor Paul Z. Kemp's 'Raptor VII' (right) and recently arrived Michael Johnson's 'Band' are part of the Faculty Art Show on display in April in the McRearyn Art Center.

By Heather Arrott

Lariat Reporter

Faculty members of the University Department of Art will display personal works for the first time in the annual Faculty Art Exhibit.

The exhibit opens today in the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building and continues through May 3.

Nine full-time artists will unveil 29 different art disciplines. Some include three-dimensional sculpture, ceramics, prints, mixed media and graphic design. Each artist submits up to five works for display.

'Through this annual exhibit, art students as well as Baylor students can see what our artists are doing,' Dr. Heidi Hornik, assistant professor of art and director of the Martin Museum, said. 'They can see that our faculty members are very active.'

One piece to look for is 'Raptor VII' by Paul Kemp, retiring professor and senior artist member.

Michael Johnson will replace Kemp and features three sculptures representing his unique style. Johnson's piece, 'Band,' is created from rubber and wood that features is style to move from nontraditional material to synthetic. Johnson's ideas developed from his experience with the farming industry explaining his use of objects like a tractor wheel.

'This is a very strong show and shows dedication of the faculty outside of the classroom,' Johnson said.

These are only two of several pieces students can view during the exhibit.

The only change for the year will be the relocation of the exhibit from the University Art Gallery to the Martin Museum.

The University Art Gallery will hold a student art exhibit that opens Tuesday, April 15 and will run simultaneously with the faculty exhibit.

A reception for both is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., April 14, in the Martin Museum of Art and the University Art Gallery.

'We think it will be great that people can see the works of our students at the same time they view the works of our faculty. That should attract a lot of attention.' Hornik said.

The Martin Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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