FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
    Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099
EXHIBITION DATES: February 23 - March 22, 2008
RECEPTION: Saturday, February 23, 6 - 9 pm
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 pm, Tues. - Sat.

For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin,
    contact Carolyn Porter
    email: carolynp@mail.utexas.edu
    phone: (512) 471-3379.

SENIOR ART EXHIBITION 2008

Art from the best of the best in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
Artwork in various media by graduating seniors hand picked by this year's juror, Clint Willour, curator at the Galveston Art Center.

February 23 - March 22, 2008

SENIOR ART EXHIBITION 2008  postcard

Each year roughly 160 students graduate with a B.A. or B.F.A. from the Studio Art Division or a B.F.A. in Visual Arts Studies Division in the Department of Art and Art History. On Saturday, February 23, the Creative Research Laboratory will present the work of Austin's most exciting young emerging visual artists in: Senior Art Exhibition 2008.

This year's juror, Clint Willour, curator at the Galveston Art Center, has compiled an exhibition representing a full range of media from drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, metals, prints and photographs, to video and performance.

Both the studio and VAS program in the Department of Art and Art History are among the most diverse in the country, with 390 students pursuing degrees in Studio Art (both B.A. and B.F.A. degrees) and Visual Art Studies. The curriculum stresses both hands-on technical development and fluency in contemporary visual art discourse. Students selected for the exhibition completed their degree programs in 2007.

Clint Willour has been Curator of the Galveston Arts Center for the past seventeen years and also served as its Executive Director for ten years. Willour has served on a number of art councils and organizations throughout Texas including the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the San Antonio Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs as well as the Houston Center for Photography. In Galveston, he curates 24 shows per year, and often serves as a guest curator for institutions all over Texas. Willour also contributes regularly to institutional catalogues and brochures as well as for the publications Artlies and Spot.

The Creative Research Laboratory is a component of the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts in the Department of Art and Art History. It serves as a flexible interdisciplinary educational environment advancing professional practices in Studio Art, Art History, Design, Visual Art Studies and Art Education. As a creative incubator, it is designed to facilitate collaboration between artists and scholars and connect with diverse communities at large. Creative Research Laboratory presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of work by students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and facilitates workshops, performances, demonstrations, seminars and collaborations.

Creative Research Lab is located in East Austin at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, inside Flatbed World Headquarters. There is ample free parking and bus service available on Capitol Metro's route 18. The activities of the Department of Art and Art History and the Creative Research Laboratory are free and open to the public.

Jade Walker
Director: Creative Research Laboratory
at the Department of Art and Art History,
University of Texas at Austin
2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
directions: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/map.html
phone: (512) 322-2099
email: crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
url: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/
gallery hours: Tu-Sat, 12-5 p.m