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Universities Collaborate on Exhibition, Students Gain Exposure
By Tourism Industry Partner
NORMAN, OKLA. (August 24, 2011) – “This is a chance for our students to see work being done at another Big 12 institution. I believe this will allow them to gain exposure for their own work and build community with their colleagues at KSU,” says Curtis Jones, Printmaking Associate Professor with the School of Art and Art History.
The University of Oklahoma’s School of Art and Art History and Kansas State University’s Department of Art are making a trade. Graduate students from Kansas State University will be traveling to Oklahoma to install artwork for an exhibit opening on Friday, Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, in the Lightwell Gallery at the School of Art and Art History. The University of Oklahoma’s incoming graduate students will travel to Kansas State University where their work will be on display Sept. 19 through Sept. 30.
This is the first collaborative effort between the two schools. The OU School of Art will host an opening reception from 6 to 9pm Friday, Sept. 9, in theLightwell Gallery for the Kansas State MFA. Kansas State University will host a closing reception for OU MFA from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall.
Curtis says this exchange presents an opportunity for students to meet and work with artists from another community and serves as a practical exercise, teaching them to seek opportunities to exhibit professionally in other out-of-state shows.
The University of Oklahoma’s Lightwell Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located on the second floor of the Fred Jones Art Center, 520 Parrington Oval, in the OU Arts District.