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UT Tyler Meadows Gallery to Feature 27th Annual International Exhibition

January 17, 2012

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Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will feature the 2012 International Exhibition beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced.

A professor of art and artist-in-residence at Baylor University, Karl Umlauf serves as this year’s juror. He will present a lecture about his selections for the exhibition during a reception, which will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the gallery.

“Fifty-three pieces of art were chosen out of 360 that were submitted from across the U.S. and four foreign countries for the exhibition,” Sikes said.

The Meadows Gallery is located in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by special appointment.

The exhibition will continue through Friday, March 9.

Joining Baylor’s art department faculty in 1989, Umlauf holds a master of fine arts from Cornell University and a bachelor of fine arts from UT Austin.

The son of renowned sculptor Charles Umlauf, his own paintings and drawings have received numerous accolades throughout the United States.

He previously served as professor at East Texas State University – Commerce and as assistant professor at University of Northern Iowa – Cedar Falls.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 or rsikes@uttyler.edu, or call the UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History, 903.566.7250.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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