WMU News

Annual Art Student Exhibition opens this month

March 12, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- This year's edition of the annual Art Student Exhibition runs from March 20 to April 2 in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Awards Ceremony for the student exhibition is Monday, March 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The exhibition ,awards ceremony and reception that follows are free and open to the public.

Featured at the awards ceremony will be three art alumni, Tiit Telmet, Jan Yager, and Mike Sims, who also will be inducted into the new Art Alumni Academy. During the ceremony, Yager will give an illustrated talk titled, "A Closer Look."

Don Desmett, director of collections and exhibitions at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, was the judge for the 2002 student exhibition. Prior to coming to the KIA in 2000, Desmett was executive director of the Art Center of Battle Creek, Mich., as well as it's main curator for two years. From 1990-98, he was director and curator of the Tyler Galleries at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia. Also, he was art gallery director at Cleveland State University from 1986 to 1990 and director of exhibitions at Gallery G in Pittsburgh, 1984-86.

For additional information, contact the Department of Art Exhibitions Office at 269 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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