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UT Tyler Features Contemporary Art in 34th International Exhibition

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February 1, 2019

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303

The University of Texas at Tyler announced the opening of its 34th Annual International Exhibition, which will continue through March 8 in the Meadows Gallery.

The exhibition features 63 contemporary works selected by juror and former Fort Worth Contemporary Arts curator Christina Rees from more than 800 entries. Meadows Gallery will host a reception with Rees' remarks at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

"The gallery is filled to the brim with gorgeous art from well-known artists,'' Michelle Taff, UT Tyler gallery and media coordinator, said of the exhibition, presented by the Department of Art and Art History. "From traditional landscapes to thought-provoking photographs to political satire, there is something for everyone.''

Following the exhibition, a number of the works will become part of UT Tyler's permanent art collection to be displayed around campus and used for teaching purposes, Taff said.

Reese is editor-in-chief of Glasstire magazine and has contributed art, film and music criticism to the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other publications. She served as an editor with The Met and D Magazine and a full-time columnist with the Dallas Observer.

Meadows Gallery is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 903.566.7237 or send an email to mtaff@uttyler.edu.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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