February 22, 2011
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the annual Baylor Art Student and Studio Faculty Exhibition beginning March 24th and running through April 12th. Sherry Owens, a native Texas artist who lives and works in Dallas, will jury the student artwork. As a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, Owens has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists' Support League. She is a multi-faceted artist encompassing disciplines as diverse as weaving, painting and welding, and is known for her meticulously crafted crepe myrtle sculptures and her large outdoor works in steel and bronze. Owen's work is included in numerous public and private collections.
Owens will select approximately 75 works from an average pool of 200 entries. "Whether a student's work is accepted or not, we hope the students will see the jury process as a valuable experience that is an important part of their art education," said Karin Gilliam, director of the museum, "It is also a wonderful opportunity for our community to purchase artwork and encourage our students." A reception and awards ceremony will be held on March 24th, from 6:00-8:00pm. The public is cordially invited to this event.
In Gallery II, the Martin Museum of Art will showcase original works of art created by the Baylor studio art faculty in a wide range of media. Karin Gilliam said, "The art students also benefit from seeing the most recent artwork created by their studio professors. The faculty exhibition is a stimulating environment for discussion. 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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