First Biennial "Baylor Art Faculty Exhibition"

January 21, 2014
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the first biennial "2014 Baylor Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" beginning January 21 and running through March 7. A reception honoring the faculty will take place in the museum foyer on Thursday, January 23, 5:30-7pm. The public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibition will showcase original works of art created by the Baylor studio art faculty including Mark Anderson, Robbie Barber, Leah Force, Benny Fountain, Mack Gingles, Virginia Green, Julia Hitchcock, Berry Klingman, Greg Lewallen, Paul McCoy, Susan Mullally, Terry Roller, Jennings Sheffield, Mary Ruth Smith, Karl Umlauf, and Niko Weissenberger. Individually, each participant has been featured in solo and group shows including international venues as far away as Australia, China, England, and Israel. Baylor studio art faculty will collectively display works in a variety of media including ceramic, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, print, and sculpture. Selected works will be available for purchase.

Baylor art history faculty will present consecutive twenty-minute lectures on Tuesday, February 25 at 2 pm in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center lecture hall 149. Dr. Nathan Elkins' lecture Making Art in the Late Roman Empire: Emperors and Coin Die Engravers in the Roman Provinces will discuss the influences and impacts of coins designed for currency. Dr. Heidi J. Hornik's lecture Tosini/Not Tosini: Exploring Connoisseurship will cover her research on attributing and dating of works of Florentine Italian Renaissance master painter Michele Tosini. Dr. Karen Pope's lecture Allure of the East: The Impact of Japanese Art of the West in the Later Nineteenth Century will trace the influence in d�cor, representation, and design. Light refreshments will follow and the public is cordially invited.

There will be several opportunities throughout the duration of the exhibition to join Baylor art faculty in the museum as they informally talk about the artwork, including their own. Gallery talks are 30-60 minutes, come and go. They are open to everyone and free of charge.

Gallery Talks in the Museum:
Dr. Mary Ruth Smith, professor of fibers - 1pm, Monday, January 27.
Karl Umlauf, professor of painting - 2pm, Thursday, January 30.
Paul McCoy, professor of ceramics - 9am, Friday, January 31.
Mark Anderson, Department of Art chairman - 3pm, Tuesday, February 4.
Robbie Barber, professor of sculpture - 10:15am, Thursday, February 6.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. NEW HOURS are 10am-6pm Tuesday - Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays and during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information, or to schedule a group tour, please call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at
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