FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
    Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099
EXHIBITION DATES: April 4 - April 25, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 4, 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.

Terrain: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Featuring the work of Masters of Fine Arts candidates in studio and design in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin

April 4 - 25, 2009

Terrain: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening at the Creative Research Laboratory with a reception on Saturday, April 4th, the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin presents Terrain, an exhibition showcasing the work of three designers and eight studio artists completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees. Terrain features the work of Alec Appl, Jonathan Aseron, Beth Ferguson, Bonnie Gammill, Laura Kinneberg, Tahila Shireem Chavez Mintz, Teruko Nimura, Cecelia Phillips, Steven Spears, Joshua Welker, and Joseph Winchester.

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.

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.

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. The CRL 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.

The Creative Research Laboratory (CRL) presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions, featuring work by students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. The CRL 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