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Art Sale at UT Tyler to Benefit East Texas Food Bank

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October 29, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

October 29, 2012

The UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History will co-sponsor a fundraiser held jointly with the semiannual Art Club art sale on campus, Gary Hatcher, department chair, announced.

The sale will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Thursday, Nov. 1 in the University Center breezeway.

Items such as drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics and jewelry made by UT Tyler art students will be sold. This year, the event will benefit the East Texas Food Bank through the sale of handmade ceramic bowls, made by students participating in the Empty Bowls program.

“This is a national organization that helps fight hunger locally,” said Merrie Wright, assistant professor of art. “There will be a table at the art sale full of ceramic bowls dedicated to this fundraiser, along with information about the Empty Bowls program. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these bowls will be donated to fight hunger here in Tyler."

For more information, contact Wright, 903.566.7423 or mwright@uttyler.edu.

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