Spring 2015 Diane Marek Series Visiting Artist, Monica Cook presents an Artist’s lecture on Tuesday, February 03, 5:30pm, Room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center followed by an Opening Reception. Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series activities in the community and on campus February 02 – February 06, 2015. This exhibition and all Diane Marek Series events are open to the public. Admission is free. And Gallery II: UTC Lillian B. Feinstein Scholarship Award Recipients Exhibition featuring Brooke Craig and Connie Millsaps.
Juror: Joshua Bienko, artist and Professor of Art, UT Knoxville. Juror’s Lecture Tuesday, January 20, 5:30pm, Room 356, UTC Fine Arts Center followed by a Public Reception and Awards Presentation at 6:30pm in the Lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center! Exhibition runs through Saturday, January 24, 2015. This exhibition is supported by the Friends of the Cress Gallery! Become a Friend of the Cress Gallery today and support the visual arts at UTC!
An orrery is a mechanical model of a planetary system typically centered by a sun. Greg Smith’s version of this machine appears for the first time in his “Breakdown Lane”, that parallel strip along the highway where risk and the unexpected stumble to invent repair and redeem a road trip to the unknown. Smith’s sculptures, drawings, and repurposed objects also serve as props and tools in his associated performative video. Rich in analogy and metaphor, Smith’s exhibition detours the beaten path to arrive at the intersection of the improbable and the possible.
Keetra Dean Dixon and JK Keller maintain separate and collaborative practices in graphic design. For this exhibition, they unite to visually explore the inherent malleability of language. Translation, miscommunication, and shifts in meaning take form in an expanded and elastic range of media and process-intensive materials.
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