Martin Museum To Feature Faculty Art Works

April 3, 2003

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

Faculty members from the Baylor University art department will showcase their latest work at the Martin Museum in the Hooper-Schafer Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will be held from April 4 until May 3 in conjunction with a display of student work in the University Art Gallery.

The 12 participating instructors utilized a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, photography and ceramic sculpture, to create the 45 pieces currently on display. The works range from John McClanahan's series of "Heartland" collages that use a combination of metal and paint to Robbie Barber's 2-foot-6-inch lifelike sculpture of an old-fashioned NASCAR racecar.

"I think undergraduate studio art students often do not realize the talent of their professors," said Dr. Heidi Hornik-Parsons, associate professor and director of the Martin Museum. "By seeing that work, students see the complete picture of the artist-scholar who teaches them."

A reception for participating faculty and students will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hooper-Schafer lounge outside of the exhibit. During the reception, four honorable mention and three jurors' awards for best representation will be awarded to students who contributed to the University Art Gallery showcase.

The exhibit is free to the public and will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and before all Baylor Theatre performances. The Martin Museum will be closed during the Easter holidays.

For more information, contact the art department at 710-1867.

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