All Cress Gallery events are free and open to campus and community.

Cress events range from artist's lectures, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and gallery talks as well as informal receptions that provide an opportunity for one on one conversation with the artists in association with exhibitions of their work.

(Pictured above: Michael Vasquez, Fall 2010 Diane Marek Visiting Artist, speaks about his exhibition What Comes with the Territory in the Cress)

Upcoming Events

June 20, 2014

The Cress Gallery and the Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series are "on the road" to Atlanta for the upoming 9/50 Southeast Arts Presenters Summit, June 20 -22 at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center!  Click the "exhibitions" tab for details and more information, and DO plan to join us there!!!

January 17, 2017

UTC Department of Art's Annual Juried Student Exhibition!  Juror, Jeffrey S. Morton, Professor and Chair of Art, Covenant College, selected 57 entries for this exhibition showcasing works created by the Department's Art Majors! Juror's Public Lecture Tues. Jan. 17, 5:30pm in Room 201, Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street (an easy walk from the Cress & an elevator up) followed by the Public Reception & Awards Presentation. On Wed. Jan. 18 Juror's Professionalism Session from 1:00pm - 2:00pm, room 356 UTC Fine Arts Center. Individual one-on-one's and studio visits with the Juror's Award recipients follow from 2:30pm - 6:00pm.

November 22, 2016

The Cress will close Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm and remain closed through the holiday weekend. Regular operating hours 9:30am - 7:30pm will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

October 25, 2016

Sangram Majumdar appears as Diane Marek Visiting Artist! Artist's Lecture Tuesday October 25, 5:30pm, 101 Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street followed by an opening reception for his exhibition of paintings titled here at the Cress in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Other events Tuesday October 25 free and open to the public: 11am - 12 noon Process & Materials Discussion in the Gallery and 2:00 - 3:00pm Professionalism Session, Room 356 UTC Fine Arts Center.

August 29, 2016

Currently on view in the Cress is the exhibition "Selections from the UTC Permanent Collection of Art" featuring Masters of the 20th Century alongside the 21st Century presence of previous Visiting Artists of the UTC Diane Marek Series!! Now through October 7, 2016

April 19, 2016

UTC Dept of Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibition SHOW TWO opens Tu April 19!! Talks at 4:30pm in Cadek Hall, a short stroll away on Oak street/ Reception at the Cress 5:30pm. Visitors after 4:00pm may park FREE in UTC lots 10, 11 & 12, and 17 for this event.

April 5, 2016

Next in the Cress: UTC Department of Art BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions! Show One opens April 05; Show Two opens April 19. Artist's Presentations begin at 4:30pm in Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street followed by a reception at the Cress from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Park free for this event 4:00pm and after in nearby UTC Lots 10, 11, 12, and 17.  Click "Exhibitions" for more details and see you at the Cress!!

March 15, 2016

Please note: Beginning in April, Monday Gallery hours will change to 9:30am - 4:30pm for the remainder of the Spring exhibition season. Tuesday - Friday will remain at 9:30am - 7:30pm & Sat. & Sun. 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The Cress will be closed for exhibition transition April 16 - 18, 2016.