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Thursday, February 10, 2005

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--Jimmy Breslin, newspaper columnist, 1996 (Thanks to alert WORDster Jim Doyle)


Exhibition showcases work of USU art faculty

January 13, 2005 | The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art begins the new year with the USU department of art Faculty Exhibition 2005, featuring artworks by the 18 studio faculty. A reception recognizing the artists and exhibition will be at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 a the museum.

The exhibition opened Monday and continues through Feb. 19.

"This [exhibition] reinforces the bridge between the art museum and art department, bringing artistic practice and museum practice full circle," said the museum's director Victoria Rowe. "It is also our pleasure to showcase, for the local community, the art faculty who so often participate in exhibitions nationally and internationally."

The exhibition features diverse media, including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking and sculpture. To share insights about the creative process and help viewers gain an understanding of art, faculty members will present free gallery talks at the museum each Wednesday at 5 p.m. during the exhibition.

The gallery talks are scheduled as follow:

Jan. 12 - Chris Terry (painting)
Jan. 19 - Sheila Nadimi-Rogers (2D mixed media)
Jan. 26 - Alan Hashimoto (graphic design)
Feb. 2 - Eileen Doktorski (sculpture)
Feb. 9 - Craig Law (photography)
Feb. 16 - Alan Hashimoto & theatre department collaboration

Artist statements accompany each piece to provide viewers an explanation of the artist's guiding philosophy, working method and their desired meaning.

Sculptor JinMan Jo writes, "In sculpting, I tell my story, and hope that you, the observer, will begin your own journey of finding your identity and your connectedness with humanity."

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is at 650 N. 1100 East St. Museum hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free.




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