Exhibition local/e to Open Oct. 5

Sept. 28, 2007

The University of Texas at Dallas will host local/e in the Main Gallery of the University’s Visual Arts Building Oct. 5–Nov. 10.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  

Marilyn Waligore, curator of the event and an associate professor of photography at UT Dallas, said the exhibition is representative of artists who document a local area or emphasize a sense of place.

Waligore explains, “The selected works, featuring photography and video, reveal complex spaces, social interactions and cultural and historical perspectives. Due to the conventions of duration and optics, a photograph — and video — retains a special connection to time and place.”

Featured artists include Danielle Avram, Diane McGurren, Luther Smith, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Dylan Vitone, Mark Luthringer, Kristy Peet and Byrd Williams. The artists, from Texas, California and Pennsylvania, provide insight into how people define “place” or experience space. They use photography and video to address topics such as enduring communities, visual perception and the environment.

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. An artist talk with Lupita Murillo Tinnen is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Visual Arts Main Gallery. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.

More information about the event is available at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0708/local-e.htm.

The exhibition will coincide with the South Central regional conference of the Society of Photographic Education (SPE) and will include work by several SPE members. That conference will take place at the University of Texas at Arlington Oct. 18–20.

The Visual Arts Building is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sunday.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787) or e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About the School of Arts & Humanities

The School of Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas offers a dynamic and integrated approach to education that fosters the critical, creative and communicative skills necessary for success in the culturally diverse, technologically rich and change-intensive environment of the 21st century.  For additional information about the School of Arts & Humanities, please visit the website at http://ah.utdallas.edu/.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s website at www.utdallas.edu.


Contact: Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, kristi.barrus@utdallas.edu

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Artwork by Avram

Artwork by Danielle Avram

artwork by Vitone

Prize Catch (detail) by Dylan Vitone

artwork by Murillo Tinnen

Soñando by Lupita Murillo Tinnen

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