OGDEN, Utah – The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University will host the 2012 Biennial Faculty Exhibition from Sept. 7- Nov. 23 in the Kimball Visual Arts Center.
The exhibition features recent works by more than 30 artists teaching in the Department of Visual Arts with concentrations in ceramics, digital media, drawing, metals/jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communications. The public is invited to an opening reception Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the atrium adjacent to the Shaw Gallery. Both the exhibition and the reception are free.
“Students are often unaware of the most important source of energy that is so evident here in the teaching environment; namely, the intensity and drive that each faculty member brings to his or her own studio practice,” said Matthew Choberka, chair of the Department of Visual Arts. “This faculty is actively involved in the creation and exhibition of contemporary art, and the Biennial Faculty
Exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for students to see just how the ideas discussed in the classroom are manifest in the studios of our faculty.”
The Biennial Faculty Exhibition includes a wide range of media and artistic styles that reflect the breadthofart practices. These faculty members teach more than 3,500 students and mentor 300 art majors annually. They help develop art and design professionals with critical thinking skills through educational experiences based in history, theory and practice.
The 2012 Biennial Faculty Exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts. Formore information, visit weber.edu/dova or call 801-626-6420.
The Shaw Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Parking on campus is subject to regulation during weekday hours. A visitor pay lot is located just north of the Kimball Visual Arts Center.
Matthew Choberka, chair, Department of Visual Arts
Katie Lee, director, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery