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Art Center Gallery Hosts Trio of Exhibits

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 09/26/2007 -UCM's Art Center Gallery will host three exciting exhibitions during October, bringing varied examples art and design to the campus and community. The public is invited to the opening reception for the exhibits from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the gallery.

A Birthday Celebration for Richard Luehrman

Richard Luehrman, UCM professor emeritus of art, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a retrospective exhibit of his work in Gallery 115.  Luehrman will share his favorite paintings and drawings from a career spanning 60 years.

Friends, formers students and colleagues are invited to join Luehrman’s birthday celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

Selections for the Collection of Knoll Inc.

Selections from the Collection of Knoll Inc. will be on display in the Outer Gallery. Since 1938, Knoll Inc. has been a pioneer in modernist furniture and interior design. Included in the exhibition will be works from the Knoll Collection by such renowned architects, designers and artists as Frank Gehry, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom and Florence Knoll.

Johnny Kung, director of architecture and design at Knoll’s Kansas City office, will give a public talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the gallery, followed by refreshments.

Inner Package by May Tviet

Kansas City artist and University of Kansas professor May Tviet will present a one-woman show in the Main Gallery. Titled Inner Package, the exhibition explores the concept of globalization through a series of through bubbles translated into English and Chinese.  Both enigmatic and allusive, the phrases provide insight into many cross-cultural experiences.

Tviet will present a gallery talk regarding her show at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

For More Information

All three exhibitions will be available through Nov. 1. The UCM Art Center Gallery, located at 217 E. Clark St., is open to the public, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when school is in session, and by appointment. For more information about the exhibition or the gallery, contact Michael Crane, gallery director, at 660-543-4498 or