March 17, 2009
The Martin Museum of Art will host the Annual Art Student and Studio Faculty Exhibition from March 26th to April 15th. Student artwork will be juried by Lee Chesney, Associate Professor and Associate Chairman of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. Chesney received his B.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois and his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University. His primary field of interest lies in intaglio printmaking and he has been exploring that medium since coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1972. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in public collections in Paris, Rome, Peking, Pretoria, Hong Kong, Boston, San Diego, and Honolulu. Chesney will select approximately 75 works from an average pool of 200 entries. "Whether a student's work is accepted or not, we hope they will see the jury process as a valuable experience that is an important part of their education" said Karin Gilliam, director of the museum. A reception and award ceremony will be held on March 26th, from 7-9pm. The public is cordially invited.
In addition, Gallery II will contain original works of art created by the art studio faculty in a wide range of media. "The art students also benefit from seeing the most recent artwork created by their studio professors" Gilliam said. "The faculty exhibition is a wonderful environment for personal dialogue. The students always come away with additional insight and respect for their professors."
The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Friday, and 12-5pm on Saturday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum.
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