FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
    Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099
EXHIBITION DATES: March 29 - April 26, 2008
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 29, 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.

SHIFT
MFA Thesis Exhibition


An exhibition featuring the work of designers completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin

SHIFT - MFA Thesis (1) postcard

Opening at the Creative Research Laboratory with a reception on Saturday, March 29th, the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin presents Shift, an exhibition showcasing the work of five designers completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees. Starting March 29th and extending to April 26th at the Creative Research Lab, Shift features the work of Sana Ali, Alexandra Morton, Erin Sanders, Selina Silvas, and Christie Zangrilli. This exhibition includes work in the form of wall covering, installation, and digital imagery.

The Department of Art and Art History is one of the largest and most diverse art departments in the country, with 62 faculty members, 673 undergraduates and 161 graduate students. In the two-year MFA program in Design, students respond to cultural, socio-economic, material, political, geographic and temporal environments to develop a design process and methodology with applications across a range of disciplines, including graphic design, product/industrial design, film/animation, and architecture.

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.

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.

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