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Sept. 28, 2007

'UI Faculty Exhibition' will be at UI Museum of Art Oct. 13 through Dec. 14

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will present "UI School of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition 2007," a display of recent works created by faculty from the school, opening Saturday, Oct. 13 and remaining on view through Sunday, Dec. 16.

The exhibition will feature recent artworks of 26 faculty members. These works represent a variety of different media taught in the School of Art and Art History.

"The strength and breadth of faculty work across media -- in ceramics, design, intermedia, printmaking, photography, painting and drawing, sculpture, metalsmithing and jewelry -- reveal the reasons why we are ranked among the very top art programs in the nation," said Dorothy Johnson, director of School of Art and Art History.

A public reception to honor the artists will be held at the UIMA at 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 3.

Art and art history faculty are practicing contemporary artists as well as teachers. Their works can be seen in important museums and galleries around the country and internationally, but their works are rarely shown closer to home.

The exhibition, representing a time-honored partnership between the School of Art and Art History and the UIMA, provides the only forum for the work of the entire faculty to be seen in one exhibition space. The show gives insight into the leading directions in the contemporary arts through the diverse range of media, techniques, content, style and form that characterize faculty art production.

The faculty show features the work of faculty members Thomas Aprile, Isabel Barbuzza, Chunghi Choo, Tom Christison, Monica Correia, John Dilg, David Dunlap, Laurel Farrin, John Freyer, Robert Glasgow, Sue Hettmansperger, Alisa Holen, Anita Jung, Bunny McBride, Steve McGuire, Virginia Myers, Michael Perrone, Margaret Rochelle, Julia Schwadron, James Snitzer, Margaret Stratton, Susan White, Rachel Williams, Jon Winet, Laura Young and Kee-ho Yuen.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Visit the UI School of Art and Art History web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~art/.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to http://list.uiowa.edu/archives/acr-news.html, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Margaret Anderson, Museum of Art, 319-335-1739; margaret-anderson@uiowa.edu; Annette Niebuhr, School of Art and Art History, 319-335-1771; annette-niebuhr@uiowa.edu; Peter Alexander, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0072 (office), 319-541-2846 (cell), peter-alexander@uiowa.edu