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UCM Gallery of Art and Design Exhibitions Feature Young Artists

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (March 23, 2015) – The University of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art and Design is currently hosting two exhibitions in all three of the gallery’s exhibit areas and in the halls of the Art Center.

"Carlie's Girl" by UCM senior Nina Gann

The 47th annual Citation Awards Exhibition, a juried exhibition open to art majors and minors in the Department of Art and Design, is on view in the Main and Outer galleries. The exhibition distributes more than 25 awards and scholarships of achievement funded by the Department of Art and Design, the UCM Foundation, and Mid-Missouri Artists group. An awards reception is planned for Tuesday, March 24, from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., in the UCM Gallery of Art and Design. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 3.

"The Spirit Within" by UCM senior Katlyn Lee Oparnico

Individual scholarships and awards are determined by the department’s scholarship committee and outside juror Victoria Weaver, Sedalia artist and Curator of Education at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

Also opening 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 UCM. An annual recruitment event for the Department of Art and Design, the exhibition coincides with the Department of Art and Design annual Open House and Art Contest April 3. This year, more than 200 pieces of art from 17 schools will be judged for the competitive exhibition.

More than 500 students, family, friends and teachers regularly attend the exhibition opening reception scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the Art Center.

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 the gallery at 660-543-4498.