Print Exhibit Opens at University Art Gallery Feb. 27

Feb. 26, 1997

A new art exhibit featuring the works of Kenneth Hale and Lee Chesney, professors of art at the University of Texas, runs from Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, April 5, at the University Art Gallery in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts building on the Baylor University campus.

Chesney is known for his color vicosity prints, which are prints that are created on a one etching plate instead of on a series of color separated plates. He has exhibited throughout the United States as well as China, Iran and Sweden. Chesney began teaching at the University of Texas in 1972.

Hale specializes in lithographs, monoprints and etchings. He has exhibited on a international scale including shows in Thailand, Spain, Belgium and Peru. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1990, was the resident artist at the Frans Masereal Center for Graphic Arts in Belgium in 1995 and, in 1995-1996, was the E.W. Doty professor in fine arts at the University of Texas.

Hale will lecture on his work at a gallery talk at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, and will demonstrate his printmaking techniques and show slides of his work from 2-5 p.m. in Room 169 in the Lewis Art Building that afternoon. There is no charge to attend the lecture and demonstration.

"The is a richly colored exhibit although there will be some black and white prints," said Paul McCoy, associate professor of art at Baylor. "Both of these men are old hands at this and have received countless honors and grants. This is an outstanding exhibit."

The University Art Gallery serves as a teaching gallery for faculty in the fine arts department at Baylor. The university tries to book shows which are support resources for the studio faculty. Faculty members requested that the gallery exhibit the works of Chesney and Hale.

The University Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 755-1867.

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