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!!!

March 31, 2015

Next in the Cress: UTC Department of Art BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions! Show One opens March 31; Show Two opens April 14. For details click the "Exhibitions" tab!

March 6, 2015

Monica Cook's exhibition "Milk Fruit" will be open during the UTC Spring Break for regular gallery hours: 9:30am - 7:30pm Mon-Fri. & 1pm - 4pm Sat & Sun. Visitors will be greeted with ample parking!! Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing exhibition. Click the exhibitions tab for more information.

February 27, 2015

The Cress resumes its regular hours of operation Saturday February 28! Weekend hours 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Monday thru Friday 9:30am - 7:30pm.
Plan now to see our spectacular current exhibition Monica Cook's "Milk Fruit"! And in Gallery II UTC Feinstein Scholarship 2014-15 Recipients Brooke Craig & Connie Millsaps. Both through March 19.

February 16, 2015

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the campus of the University and the Cress Gallery will be closed Monday February 16, 2015. We hope to resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 17 for Monica Cook's spectacular "Milk Fruit" exhibition, but please check back before making travel plans or call 423-304-9789.

February 03, 2015

Monica Cook, Spring 2015 Diane Marek Visiting Artist, Artist's Lecture Tuesday, February 03, 5:30pm, Rm 356 Fine Arts Center followed by an Opening Reception for her exhibition "Milk Fruit." Monica Cook appears on campus and in the community for activities February 02 - February 06 in association with an exhibition of her sculpture and stop motion animation.
Process & Materials Presentations: Wed. Feb 05 11am - 12 noon & 3pm - 4pm.
Professionalism Session (Life as an Artist) Thurs. 1pm - 2pm.
All presentations in the Cress Gallery!

November 23, 2014

The Cress will close for the holiday at 5pm Wednesday Nov. 26 and reopen for its regular weekend hours Nov. 29 & 30 and resume its regular weekday hours Mon. Dec. 01.  Don't miss Greg Smith's exhibition "Breakdown Lane Orrery" now in its final weeks. Last day of exhibition: Tues. Dec. 09, 2014!!

October 28, 2014

Diane Marek Series Visiting Artist Greg Smith presents a public lecture Tuesday October 28, 5:30pm in room 356, Fine Arts Center, followed by a public reception to open his exhibition "Breakdown Lane Orrery".
Diane Marek Series events October 27 - 31, 2014.