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Opening Reception - Irons in the Fire: UTK Sculpture Alumni

Sept. 16–Oct. 7, the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture will host an exhibition by 25 alumni of the UTK sculpture program in conjunction with the 2018 Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference. This exhibition was curated by Bill FitzGibbons (’72), UT School of Art alum.

Exhibiting artists:

Jessica Brooke Anderson, MFA 2013
Leticia Bajuyo, MFA 2001
Robmat Butler, MFA 2009
Mike Calway-Fagen, BFA 2006
Dan DeZarn, MFA 2013
Richard Ensor, BFA 2015
Preston Farabow, BFA 1992
Cassidy Frye, MFA 2018
Brian Jobe, BFA 2004
David Jones, MFA 2004
Noah Kirby, 1998
Alison Ouellette-Kirby, MFA 1996
Candice Lewis, MFA 2004
Erica Mendoza, MFA 2018
Marisa Mitchell, BFA 2016
Lauren Sanders, BFA 2015
Joshua Shorey, MFA 2017
Jacob Stanley, MFA 2010
Thomas Sturgill, BFA 2003
Durant Thompson, BFA 1997
John Truex, BFA 2004
Kevin Varney, MFA 2014
Taylor Wallace, BFA 2005
AC Wilson, BFA 2012
Ronda Wright,  BFA 2009

The closing reception will take place 4:30–5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, with a juror’s talk by FitzGibbons. This event is free and open to the public.

Artist Bill FitzGibbons has fabricated sculpture for more than thirty years; during his career he has completed more than 30 public art projects and performances in five countries including Rekjavik (Iceland), Helsinki (Finland), Braunschweig (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), and Yorkshire (UK). The Texas State Legislature announced FitzGibbons as the official state artist during the 82nd Legislative Session in 2012. With an environmentally conscious approach to public art, FitzGibbons has embraced the use of computerized LED lighting systems. FitzGibbons won the COD Award for LightRails in Birmingham Alabama in 2014. FitzGibbons has been on the Board of Trustees for the International Sculpture Center and in 2011 he founded the Texas Sculpture Group as a chapter of the ISC. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville acknowledged FitzGibbons with the distinguished Outstanding Alumni Award in 2010. Additionally, in 1993 FitzGibbons taught at the Hungarian Academy of Art in Budapest, Hungary as a Fulbright Scholar.

Installation art by Bill FitzGibbons

LightRails, 2013, by Bill FitzGibbons. 60′ x 120′ x 12′, Birmingham, AL. Computerized LED Light System.

Learn more and register for the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Art and Architecture Building, Ewing Gallery (115)
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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