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UT Tyler Meadows Gallery to Feature “East Meets West” Exhibition

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October 11, 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 11, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will feature the exhibition “East Meets West” beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

The exhibition, which showcases the works of artists Suguru Hiraide and Joe Barrington, will run through Friday, Nov. 9.

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.

A reception with gallery talks will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the gallery.

Born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Hiraide came to the U.S. to attend college in 1992. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture and graphic design from West Virginia University and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from California State University – Fullerton. He has been teaching sculpture and metals at Midwestern State University since 2003.

A native Texan, Barrington holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture from Midwestern State University. He is a full-time sculptor who works in converted car dealerships, Red Star Studio in Throckmorton and Red Star Studio 2 in Albany.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 or rsikes@uttyler.edu.

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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