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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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WARRENSBURG, MO (March 16, 2012) – The University of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art and Design will open two exhibits March 26 and March 28 in all three of the gallery’s exhibit areas and in the halls of the Art Center, 217 E. Clark in Warrensburg.
The 44th Annual Citation Awards Exhibition, a juried exhibition open to art majors and minors in the Department of Art and Design, will be on view in the Main and Outer galleries. The exhibition distributes $5,000 in awards and scholarships of achievement funded by the Department of Art and Design, the UCM Foundation and the Mid-Missouri Artists group. Individual scholarships and awards are determined by the department’s scholarship committee and this year’s juror, Kansas City-based sculptor E. Spencer Schubert.
The exhibition opens at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, with an artist/juror lecture by Schubert, followed by an Awards Reception from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the UCM Gallery of Art and Design. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 6, and many of the works will be available for purchase.
Opening March 26 in Gallery 115 and in the halls of the Art Center is the Annual High School Art Exhibition, a juried exhibit of work by high school art students within a 100-mile radius of the University of Central Missouri. More than 1,000 pieces of art from 35 schools were judged for the competitive exhibition.
A reception for the students juried into the exhibition, their families, friends and teachers is planned for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The exhibition concludes Thursday, April 5, with a senior art student competition and visit day in the UCM Department of Art and Design. More than 300 high school students and their teachers are scheduled to attend the competition and visit day.
The UCM Gallery of Art and Design is open to the public, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Groups are welcome. To learn more about the UCM Gallery of Art and Design, including upcoming exhibits, contact Christian Cutler, gallery director, at 660-543-4498.