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UTSA art department chair Gregory Elliott to discuss his sculpture Nov. 16

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Gregory Elliott and one of his sculptures

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(Nov. 12, 2010)--The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Lecture Series will feature Gregory Elliott, UTSA professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the University Center Ballroom (1.106) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Elliott's presentation, "Cultural Constructions: Toys and Machines" will include 70 slides of his work over the last 20 years and a discussion of how it has developed and evolved over his career.

He will describe how sculpture reflects the various ways we experience contemporary society in fact and in fantasy. Additionally, he will speak about the multiple roles he balances as an administrator, faculty member and artist.

"I have not shown my work very much in San Antonio, so those who attend will have the chance to see preview slides of my first major exhibit which will open at the Blue Star Art Complex in March," said Elliott. "I like to work in wood, steel, leather and all kinds of materials. My work usually takes anywhere from six months to two years to complete."

Elliott joined UTSA in 2008 and leads a department that includes 539 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each semester, between 2,300 and 2,600 students enroll in its art courses.

The UTSA Department of Art and Art History offers bachelor's and master's degrees in studio art and art history. Students can study in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, art history, ceramics, sculpture and new media.

"We are pulling in an international student body in both the undergraduate and graduate programs," said Elliot. "We have students enrolled in our programs from England, Germany, Korea, Japan, Africa and other countries."

Elliott and Ken Little, a longtime UTSA professor and well-known sculptor, both provide sculpting instruction each semester to classes ranging in size from 15 to 30 students.

In 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UTSA sculpture program No. 13 in the nation among 250 schools offering similar programs. Elliott credits Little with leading the sculpture program over the years to its distinction of being ranked among the top programs in the country.

 

 

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Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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