Gallery Exhibition Showcases UTA Faculty Talent

The Faculty Biennial exhibition showcases the work of Department of Art & Art History faculty every two years. (Photo contributed)
The Faculty Biennial exhibition showcases the work of Department of Art & Art History faculty every two years. (Photo contributed)

A new exhibition of artwork from The University of Texas at Arlington faculty members will be on display Oct. 19 through Nov. 21 in The Gallery at UTA.

Scheduled every two years, the 15th annual “Faculty Biennial” presents a sampling of what the Department of Art & Art History professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom. This year, to honor and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the College of Liberal Art, the exhibition also includes alumni selected by each faculty member to exhibit alongside their former teachers.

This special reunion show will take place in two venues, The Gallery at UTA in the Fine Arts Building and Gallery West in the Davis Street Studio Art Center. The concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates showing diverse work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, printmaking, film/video, digital imaging and visual communication. In addition, the department’s art historians and their invitees have examples of recent publications on display.

“The Faculty Biennial is always an opportunity for our talented faculty to experiment with new ideas and creatively investigate new modes of expression,” said Gallery Curator and Director Benito Huerta. “This unique exhibition this year marks the first time invited alumni are exhibiting alongside their professors as practicing artists, and it gives us a glimpse of what our alumni are doing in the professional world.”

In association with the exhibition, several of the artists will discuss their work in a series of noontime gallery talks on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the exhibition.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Gallery at UTA is in the Fine Arts Building, room 169, 502 S. Cooper St., and Gallery West is in The Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis St.

For more information, contact Huerta or Patricia Healy at (817) 272-5658 or visit www.uta.edu/gallery.

The 2015-2016 exhibition schedule is made possible by the support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation and Nerwin & Martin Art Services.

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