FOUR SCORE AND FIVE
P-351 by Robert Straight
Prodigal Son by Larry Holmes
THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS WILL HAVE WORKS DISPLAYED IN THE EXHIBITION:
AMALIA K. AMAKI
RANDY C. BOLTON
MARTHA CAROTHERS, PROFESSOR, BOOK ART
HENDRIK-JAN FRANCKE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR,
VERA E. KAMINSKI
RENÉ J. MARQUEZ
RAYMOND NICHOLS PROFESSOR,
ROBYN PHILLIPS-PENDLETON ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ILLUSTRATION
PRISCILLA A. SMITH
Celebrating its 85th birthday, the Department of Art is presenting "Four Score and Five: The 2001-2002 Art Department Faculty Exhibit," from April 9-21 in the University Gallery in Old College.
A special reception for the University community and the public will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10.
The roots of the art department can be traced to the Women's College of Delaware in 1916-17, but there was no art department listed in the catalogs of either Delaware College for men or the Women's College until 1935-36, according to exhibition coordinator Larry Holmes, professor of art. In 1944, the UD Department of Fine and Applied Arts came into being, with art history becoming a separate department in 1965-66.
According to acting chairperson Suzanne Austin Alchon, professor of history, the 85th birthday exhibition "is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the many individuals and events that have contributed to making this department a vibrant center for the visual arts on the UD campus and beyond."
As she pointed out, during 2001, members of the fine arts faculty were invited to participate in more than 30 exhibitions throughout the United States, New Zealand and Italy, and the visual communications faculty also participated in a variety of projects and exhibitions throughout the United States and 18 other countries.
The 2002 exhibition will differ from past faculty art shows, which have displayed only recent works of art, by including earlier works representing each decade an artist has been at the University, Holmes said.
The talents of the faculty will be represented by a wide range of art works, including printmaking, ceramics, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber art, book making and design.
In his introduction to the exhibition, Holmes points out that faculty members are "nationally and internationally prominent as artists and designers. They have exhibited and worked in locations throughout the world. They are multiple winners of the National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, various state and regional artists' fellowships and a wealth of awards, grants and residencies. Their works are found in important private, corporate and museum collections on three continents, and they have been widely written about in the art press."
For additional information, call 831-8242, fax 831-8251 or visit the University Gallery online at [http://www.museums.udel.edu].