The Gallery at UTA Celebrates 25 Years of Art

The Gallery at UTA celebrates a milestone with “Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition,” an exhibition of 25 artists who have shown works from its 1986 beginning as the Center for Research in Contemporary Art to the present.

Artists in the exhibition include Tre Arenz, Connie Arismendi, Frances Bagley, Ed Blackburn, Julie Bozzi, Margarita Cabrera, Mel Chin, James Drake, Vernon Fisher, Linnea Glatt, John Hernandez, Annette Lawrence, Hung Liu, Manual: Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill, César Augusto Martínez, David McGee, Vicki Meek, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Robyn O’Neil, Tom Orr, Jim Pomeroy, Linda Ridgway, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Ann Stautberg, and Vincent Valdez.

“We examined the list of artists who had exhibited here and selected ones who were included in multiple exhibitions under different directors,” said Benito Huerta, exhibit curator and gallery director since 1997. “Others were selected because they were fairly new on the art scene when they were originally shown here, but are now making an impact on a national level.”

Now open, the exhibit has an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, with an exhibit talk by Huerta.

Former directors Jeff Kelley (1986-90) and Al Harris-Fernandez (1991-1994) join Huerta in a panel discussion 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Mainstage Theatre (Room 174 in the Fine Arts Building).

The show ends with a celebration 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

The gallery is located in room 169 at the north end of the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. For more information, contact Huerta or Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or visit www.uta.edu/gallery.

The 2011-2012 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin Fine Art Services. Special support for this exhibition has been provided by the Art + Art History Department, the College of Liberal Arts and the Provost’s Office of the University of Texas at Arlington.

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