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"Fire in the Belly" at Blue Star

UTSA graduates-to-be exhibit artworks

(April 28, 2004)--Part of earning a degree in art is showing your work, and UTSA graduates-to-be will have their art on view at several venues.

-- Students graduating next month with undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from UTSA, Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word will display their work from April 29 to May 9 at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 116 Blue Star. The center is at Alamo and Probandt streets south of downtown San Antonio.

The exhibit, titled "Fire in the Belly," includes art by more than 60 area students, including that of 23 UTSA B.F.A. degree candidates and 23 UTSA M.F.A. degree candidates. An opening reception, free and open to all, is 6-9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29.

-- A second exhibition, "Well Done," features new works by UTSA B.F.A. candidates at the UTSA Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star, also at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.

"Well Done," which includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and prints, runs May 7-9. An opening reception, free and open to all, is 6-9 p.m., Friday, May 7. Satellite Space hours are noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.

"The UTSA art department has produced many talented artists known locally, nationally and internationally," said Satellite Space graduate assistant Kevin Rutherford. "We invite you to join us in celebrating our graduating candidate's accomplishments and offer a glimpse of what is to come from the talents of the artist's featured."

For more information about the Satellite Space exhibit, contact Kevin Rutherford at 210-212-7146. The UTSA Satellite Space is supported by the UTSA President's Associates, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Department of Art and Art History, and Bruce and Janet Lennie Flohr.

-- In a third venue, 24 UTSA B.F.A. candidates will show their art at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition April 30 to May 8 at the Arts Building Gallery on the 1604 Campus. Hours of the exhibit, free and open to the public, are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 2-4 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, call 210-458-4391.

--Tim Brownlee

University Communications
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