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Oliver Jackson art presentation at UH Hilo

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Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Internationally known painter-sculptor Oliver Jackson presents a slide-lecture of his work on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Hawaii at Hilo Art Department Gallery. The Gallery is located on UH Hilo’s Manono Campus, Bldg. 395. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public.

Jackson, who lives in Oakland, CA, is a retired professor of art at California State University – Sacramento and has served as a Visiting Artist/Artist in Residence at a number of universities and art schools, including UH Hilo.

“His work, both as an artist and as a teacher, is brilliant,” said Wayne Miyamoto, UH Hilo art professor and art department chair. “This is a rare opportunity for the community to see the works of a contemporary master and to share his insight on the creative process.”

Works by Jackson are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The High Museum, Atlanta; New Orleans Museum of Art; The Oakland Museum; Orange County Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Museum; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; San Jose Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum and others.

The slide-lecture presentation and visiting artist workshops are part of the 2005 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition currently on display in the UH Hilo Campus Center Gallery. The Visiting Artist program and the exhibition are made possible in part through funding from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

For additional information, please contact the Art Department at (808) 974-7307 or visit the Art Department Web site at http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~art/.


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