Martin Museum of Art Hosts Baylor Art Student Exhibition

March 22, 2013

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Media contact: Terry Goodrich, (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (March 26, 2013) - On March 28, the Martin Museum of Art will open its annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition, which will feature 85 works created by the university's students. The exhibition will run through April 17 and will be located in the museum's Gallery I & II at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Each year, a guest juror selects works of art to be showcased in the exhibition from more than 200 student entries. Jesús Moroles, an internationally renowned sculptor whose work has been displayed in more than 130 solo exhibitions and garnered him attention in such publications as The New York Times and Newsweek, will be this year's guest juror.

"Whether a student's work is accepted or not, we hope the students will see the jury process as a valuable experience that is an important part of their art education," said Karin Gilliam, director of the museum. "It also is a wonderful opportunity for our community to purchase artwork and encourage our students."

Moroles will give a lecture hall presentation titled "Creating a Sense of Place" at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Room 149 of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. He also will present a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. March 28 in Gallery I & II of the museum. A reception and awards ceremony will be part of the event. The lecture and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

For more information call 254-710-1867, or visit the museum website by clicking here.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.