Alumni Artists Return to UT-Knoxville for Panel Discussion (240)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Three alumni artists of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville are returning to campus April 1 to present and discuss their work.

 The artists’ presentation and panel discussion is scheduled 7 p.m., April 1, 109 Art and Architecture Bldg. Admission is free. The artists:

 * Eleanor Dickinson, one of the first recipients of the fine arts degree from UT-Knoxville, pursued a master’s degree in film and video from the California College of Arts and Sciences, San Francisco. She is now an art professor at the college. Dickinson has had more than 50 exhibitions, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, and the Women’s interART Center, New York.

 * Pam Smith received the master’s degree in fine art from UT-Knoxville in 1991. She was an art director for Whittle Communications’ Special Report and Tennessee Illustrated magazines and is now with the Gannett Corp. serving as art director for USA Weekend. She was an adjunct professor of design at UT-Knoxville during 1992-93.

 * Connie Thalken studied photography at UT-Knoxville before receiving the master’s degree in fine arts from Yale University in 1988. Now an assistant professor at Georgia State University School of Art and Design, Thalken has exhibited her photographs at Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, and Knoxville Museum of Art. Her solo exhibition “Only Skin Deep” premiered at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Gallery.

The event is sponsored by the UT-Knoxville Visual Arts Committee.

 Contact: Visual Arts Committee (423-974-3200)