Ewing Gallery Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Artist Program; UT Artist-in-Residence Munro Galloway Teaches Painting

KNOXVILLE — The Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is marking the 25th anniversary of the School of Art’s artist-in-residence program with an exhibit of works by former and current resident artists.

The 2008 Artist-in-Residence Biennial opens Jan. 13 and runs through Feb. 10. The exhibit features works by New York City-based painters Jessica Dickinson, Wallace Whitney, Jeff Gauntt and Munro Galloway.

An exhibition reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 13, and all four artists will be present.

Galloway is serving as the artist-in-residence this spring at UT. He will teach classes in drawing and painting.

Galloway will present a slide show and lecture in conjunction with the exhibit at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the Art + Architecture Building, Room 109.

Galloway’s art in the exhibit includes more than 100 paintings from “Green River,” a collection of pieces Galloway painted every day for over a year.

To view “Green River,” go to http://www.murrayguy.com/munrogalloway/main.html and click on “13 May-17 June 2006 exhibition.”

Galloway exhibits his work at the prestigious Murray Guy Gallery in Manhattan.

UT’s artist-in-residence program in painting and drawing started in fall 1982 to provide students an opportunity to interact with practicing artists from around the country and the world. For more information about the program, go to http://art.utk.edu/painting_drawing/faculty/air.html.

The Ewing Gallery is located at 1715 Volunteer Blvd. in the Art + Architecture Building and is free and open to the public. The hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Ewing Gallery will be closed Jan. 20 and 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. For more information, go to http://www.ewing-gallery.org.


Contacts:

Elizabeth Davis, UT media relations, (865) 974-5179, elizabeth.davis@tennessee.edu

Michael Brakke, professor of art and coordinator of the artist-in-residence program, (865) 974-9393, mbrakke@utk.edu