Drawing Invitational Opens at University Art Gallery Oct. 7

Oct. 1, 1997

A highly diverse group of drawings by seven nationally-known artists will be featured during the Drawing Invitational exhibition at the University Art Gallery in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Baylor University. The show opens Tuesday, Oct. 7, and runs through Nov. 1.

The artists exhibiting works include Dick Davison from Texas A&M University; Stephen Fleming of Roswell, N.M.; James Robert Pace, chair of the art department at the University of Texas at Tyler; Brian Paulsen of Grand Forks, N.D.; Denny Pickett, who teaches at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and lives in Granger, Texas; Larry Schuh of Hill City, S.D.; and Bruce Wyman of Redwing, Minn. Approximately 40 drawings will be featured at the exhibit.

"We have an emphasis on drawing as a discipline in the art department, and it has been a while since we have had a drawing exhibit," said Paul McCoy, director of the University Art Gallery and associate professor of art. "I solicited from the art faculty the names of artists they wanted to see exhibited.

"This is an eclectic group of artists," he continued. "The drawings range from very traditional ones in charcoal and graphite to highly abstract. This exhibit blows apart the perspective that drawing is just a step in the artistic process. It expands the notion of what drawing consists of. This is a stunning show."

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 710-1867.

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