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MFA Exhibition at UT Tyler Meadows Gallery

April 1, 2013

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

The next exhibition at The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will feature work by graduate student Briana Sutton of Mineola, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced.

“My Mind’s Terrain” will begin Monday, April 1. Sutton will give a talk about her work at noon Tuesday, April 2 at the gallery.

The public exhibition, which is prepared and executed in partial fulfillment of UT Tyler’s master of fine arts degree, will end Friday, April 12.

“This exhibition will display large-scale works of mixed water media along with smaller works in black and white, also in mixed media,” Sutton said. “The works are a portrayal of the way I see the world. I draw inspiration from the natural world around me, including form, line, movement, repetition and rhythm. Visitors will be able to experience this exhibit as I experience the world and will give them and insight into my mind.”

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

The master of fine arts degree program at UT Tyler provides the means for graduate students to develop as contemporary artists in all aspects of the discipline.

Courses of study include extensive critical analysis, research into contemporary art theory, innovative problem solving, aesthetics and an exploration of the artist’s role and interface with contemporary society.

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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