FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
    Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099
EXHIBITION DATES: April 12 - May 2, 2008
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 12, 6 - 9 pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 - 5 pm
LOCATION: This exhibition is at the
      future home of the Visual Arts Center
      The Visual Arts Center is located at the
      University of Texas Art Building, 1.105
      23rd Street and San Jacinto, Austin, Texas
      ..:: see MAP ::..

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.

X I I I
MFA Thesis Exhibition


An exhibition featuring the work of studio artists 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 (2) postcard

Opening at the future home of the Visual Arts Center with a reception on Saturday, April 12th, the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin presents XIII, an exhibition showcasing the work of thirteen studio artists recently completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees.

Beginning April 12th and extending to May 2nd at the future home of the Visual Arts Center in the Art Building (see map) at the University of Texas at Austin, XIII features the work of Jani Benjamins, Buster Graybill, Jules Buck Jones, Anna Krachey, Christa Mares, Kurt Mueller, Jill Pangallo, Karri Paul, Matthew Rebholz, Laura Turner, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, and Virginia Yount. This exhibition includes work in the form of video, performance, installation, painting, photography, and sculpture.

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. The MFA Program in Studio Art at UT Austin is ranked twelfth, among 572 rated Liberal Arts Universities in the country, by U.S. News and World Report. The Painting Program is ranked third and Printmaking is ranked the sixth.

The MFA Program in Studio Art is an intense and challenging 3-year program. Students work closely with faculty and consult with distinguished visiting artists and critics as they investigate contemporary art issues, build conceptual and technical skills, and develop independent creative work.

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