Faculty, Students to Exhibit Art Works April 7-May 1

March 31, 1999

Baylor University art faculty and students will exhibit their recent works at Baylor University's annual art faculty exhibition in the Martin Museum of Art and the student juried exhibition in the University Art Gallery. The shows open Wednesday, April 7, and will run through May 1. Both galleries are located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor campus.

The faculty exhibit will feature works from nine members of Baylor's art department and will range from paintings, drawings and sculpture to ceramics, mixed-media and photography. Each faculty member submitted four or five art pieces completed within the last academic year for the show.

"This is a strong exhibit and very balanced," said Dr. Heidi Hornik-Parsons, associate professor of art history and director of the Martin Museum. "It is important for our students to see how active our faculty have been outside the classroom."

The student art exhibit will feature approximately 80 works in various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphic design. Each piece was created during the last year by students, both art majors and non-art majors, who were enrolled in a studio art class. The exhibit was juried by Gary Frields, an art professor at Stephen F. Austin State University.

"Gary picked a very even show, and he said that he was very impressed with the caliber of the entrants," said Paul McCoy, associate professor of art and director of the University Art Gallery.

An opening catered reception for the exhibits will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the galleries. An award ceremony for winners of the student exhibition will begin at 8 p.m.

The Martin Museum and University Art Gallery are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and during performances by the Baylor University Theater. There is no admission charge. The opening reception also is free and open to the public.

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