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2002 National Drawing Exhibition opens February 4

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Date: Monday, January 28, 2002
Contact: Michael Marshall, (808) 974-7524

For Immediate Release

The Art Department at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo is pleased to announce the opening of the 2002 National Drawing Exhibition on Monday, February 4, 2002. The show is the first national juried exhibition focused on graduate and undergraduate drawing to be held in the State of Hawai`i. Thirty-four professional and degree granting institutions specializing in fine art are participating in the exhibition. Universities and schools from across the country sent a group of nearly 300 drawings to the exhibition for juried review. The works were juried by Professor Leon N. Hicks, professor emeritus of art at Webster University, St. Louis, MO during his recent residency at UH Hilo in early January 2002.

The show will include works from the following institutions: Howard University, Washington, D.C; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; UH Hilo and University of Hawai`i at Manoa; Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Ball State University in Muncie and Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Drake University in Des Moines and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Fontbonne College, and Webster University, St.
Louis, MO; University of Las Vegas, NV; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; Appalachian State University in Boone, Guilford College in Greensboro, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC;
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Texas - Permian Basin in Odessa and the University of Texas - San Antonio, TX; and Utah State University, Logan, UT.

The show is unique in that all of the drawings submitted for juried review were nominated by their institution or department. The exhibition, focused on drawing as a direct means of visual expression, will also provide an
overview of contemporary approaches to the medium. The exhibition provides the opportunity for students involved in the visual arts at UH Hilo to see themselves in relation to their national contemporary peer group.

The 2002 National Drawing Exhibition, organized by the UH Hilo Art Department, is made possible with funding support from the UH Hilo/Hawai`i Community College Student Activities Council. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and is located on the third floor of the Campus Center.

For additional information and disability access, please contact Professor Michael Marshall at (808) 974-7524.

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