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2018 Selections VIII: 21st Century Art from the UTC Permanent Collection

2018 Selections VIII: 21st Century Art from the UTC Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection of Art at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga has grown over recent years to become an important teaching resource for campus and community. Now located in state-of-the-art storage in the UTC New Library, this gift-based collection of work by regional, national, and international artists was recognized for its significance in 2015 with the award of an Archival Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The UTC Cress Gallery periodically organizes exhibitions selected from the Collection’s nearly 1,900 individual works of art dating to the early 20th Century. This version focuses on works created since the year 2000 and features five artists whose career paths include a previous exhibition in the Cress.

August 20, 2018 - October 4, 2018
2018 UTC Department of Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions

2018 UTC Department of Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions

The Cress Gallery and the UTC Department of Art announce the 2018 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions! Each Show opens with Student Presentations at Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street at 5:00pm, followed by a Reception at the Cress 6:00pm. Show One opens April 03, and runs through April13. Show Two opens April 17, and runs through April 27. Visitors on Opening Days may park free after 4:00pm in UTC Lots 10, 12, &18. Join us in celebrating the achievement of these artists!!

April 03, 2018 - April 27, 2018
Michi Meko KAZUKO

Michi Meko KAZUKO

Atlanta based MICHI MEKO, Spring 2018 Diane Marek Visiting Artist in association with his exhibition “KAZUKO” in the Cress. Exhibition dates: February 6 – March 22, 2018. Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series Activities: February 5 – February 6 & February 11 - February 13, 2018. Artist's Lecture Tuesday February 6, 5:30pm, Benwood Auditorium, Room 230, EMCS Building, corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets, followed by an Opening Reception directly across Vine Street at the Cress.

February 06, 2018 - March 22, 2018
2018 UTC Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition

2018 UTC Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition

Juror Melissa Vandenberg, Artist and Associate Professor of Art, Eastern Kentucky University, selected 46 works from 127 submissions created by UTC Art Majors within the curricula of the Department of Art's programs Pre-Art, Bachelor of Art / Studio, Bachelor of Art / Art History, Bachelor of Science / Art Education, and all Bachelor of Fine Art concentrations. Juror's Public Lecture will be Tuesday January 23, 5:30pm in the Benwood Auditorium, Room 230 UTC EMCS Bldg., directly across Vine Street from the Fine Arts Center, followed by an Awards Presentation & Public Reception in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center. This exhibition is supported in full by the contributions of the Friends of the Gallery! For more information visit www.cressgallery.org or contact the Director email ruth-grover@utc.edu or voice & text 423-304-9789 For a list of featured students click the website News tab.

January 09, 2018 - January 27, 2018
"fearless & resilient"

"fearless & resilient"

In partnership with Chattanooga’s AIM Center, Inc. the Cress presents “fearless & resilient” Ken Grimes, Laura Craig McNellis, and Dan Miller. And in Gallery II a curated selection of works created by the emerging Artists of Chattanooga's AIM Center, Inc., Arts Program. Special Lecture by Roger Ricco (2006 Diane Marek Visiting Artist) Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Derthick Hall, Room 201, 624 Vine Street. Gallerist, Artist, and Author, Roger Ricco will discuss his research and experiences with Grimes, McNellis, Miller, and other remarkable artists with disabilities. An opening reception follows at the Cress in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street. Shuttle service available between UTC Fine Art Center and Derthick Hall; ADA accessible. Suggested parking for the Lecture and Opening Reception, Lot #10, 5th & Palmetto St. Parking is free daily after 5:00pm in any UTC Lot not marked “24 hour reserved”. The work in this exhibition appears courtesy of Ricco Maresca Gallery, NYC; the Trust of Laura Craig McNellis, Mooresville, NC.; and the Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA.

November 16, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Joe Ramiro Garcia
Joe Ramiro Garcia "Blue Door" 2002, oil and alkyd on canvas, 72" x 72"; gift to the UTC Permanent Collection by Diane Marek