Art Students Raising Funds for Italy Trip

UT Arlington students take pictures on a study-abroad trip to Italy in 2013. (Photo contributed by Kenda North)
UT Arlington students take pictures on a study-abroad trip to Italy in 2013. (Photo contributed by Kenda North)

A group of Department of Art & Art History students are working to raise funds to support a month-long course in Florence, Italy, later this year.

They will host an art exhibition and fundraiser at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Arlington Museum of Art, located at 201 W. Main St. in Arlington. The works include painting, printmaking, glassworks and photography from UT Arlington faculty members as well as locally and nationally based artists. Contributing artists include Sedrick Huckaby, Billy Hassell, Benito Huerta, Kenda North, Alison V. Smith, Stephen Lapthisophon, Susan kae Grant and Nancy Palmeri.

Tickets to the event are $100. Those attending will be entered into a drawing. Winners will select from the artwork available at the exhibition. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact Kenda North at kenda@uta.edu or call the UTA Art Office at 817-272-2891.

Proceeds from the event will support a multi-day visit to the Venice Biennale, a contemporary art event featuring artists from around the world. Students will spend most of their time based at Santa Reparata International School of Art, but take trips throughout the Italian region to study classic as well as cutting-edge artists, North said.

“This opportunity for international travel with an emphasis on both historical and contemporary art is a remarkable opportunity for UTA undergrad and graduate students,” she said.

UT Arlington graduate and undergraduate students will study abroad in Italy from May to June.

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