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!!!

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. 

March 10,2014

Diane Marek Visiting Artist Michelle Segre's exhibition continues through Thursday March 20, with regular gallery hours weekdays and weekends.
Read an independent review by artist / writer Rob Colvin here

and see you at the Cress!

September 06, 2014

The Cress will be open from 1pm to 8pm for the AVA Downtown Gallery Hop. Selections IV from the UTC Permanent Collection, featuring recent acquisitions by Mary B. Lynch (gift of the artist) and Andy Warhol (gift of the Warhol Foundation) alongside work by Robert Motherwell, George Cress, Larry Smith, and Joseph Shipp

June 17, 2014

The Cress announces its exhibition schedule & Diane Marek Visiting Artists for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year.  Click the "News" tab for details!

June 02, 2014

The Cress Gallery is now open with its summer exhibition "Selections IV: An Exhibition of Art from the UTC Permanent Collection" to run through July 29, 2014. Note Summer Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm; closed weekends and June 30 - July 4. 

April 16, 2014

"Show Two" of the UTC Department of Art Senior BFA Exhibitions will be closed for the Spring Holidays Friday April 18 and Sunday April 20.  The Cress will be open Saturday April 19 and return to the regular weekday schedule Monday April 21.  "Show Two" runs through Friday April 25.  Don't miss this outstanding exhibition!

April 01, 2014

UTC Department of Art 2014 Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions

“Show One” Opens Tuesday April 1, 2014. Artists’ talks begin at 5:00pm in the Auditorium of Cadek Hall. Public reception follows 6:00pm - 7:30pm UTC Fine Arts Center lobby

“Show Two” Opens Tuesday April 15, 2014. Artists’ talks begin at 5:00pm in the Auditorium of Cadek Hall. Public reception follows 6:00pm – 7:30pm UTC Fine Arts Center lobby. Cadek Hall is located at 725 Oak Street, a short walk from the Cress & the Fine Arts Center.