Annual Student Juried Assessment Exhibit Opens April 1 in Museum

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 18, 2005 — The Department of Art’s Annual Student Juried Assessment Exhibition opens April 1 in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum at Southeast Missouri State University.

An opening reception for the artists is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. April 1 in the Museum, located in Room 122 of Memorial Hall. Awards will be presented during the reception. The public is invited.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

The exhibition will showcase works created by Southeast Missouri State University art students in their classes during the past year. A guest juror will select 30 to 40 works from more than 300 painting, sculpture, drawing, fine craft, graphic design, print and illustration entries.

This year’s juror is Steph Roberts, a Chicago painter and professor, who holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa. Roberts teaches painting at Olive Harvey College in Chicago. She was a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point during the summer of 2003. She is represented by the Gwenda Jay/ Addington Gallery in Chicago.

In addition to selecting works for the exhibition and award winners, Roberts will write a report assessing the overall quality of creative work being done in the Department of Art studios.

The Annual Juried Assessment Exhibition is supported by a congressionally directed grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information, contact Stanley I Grand at (573) 651-2722 or sgrand@semo.edu.