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FMU to exhibit works by art alumni, Aug. 17-Sept. 30
Francis Marion University will hold its 2004 Art and Art Education Alumni Invitational as part of the university’s Art Gallery Series, Aug. 17 through Sept. 30.

The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Hyman Fine Arts Center galleries.

A gallery gala reception for the artists and the public will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 in the fine arts center.

The Alumni Invitational gives graduates of FMU’s Art Education and Visual Arts programs an opportunity to socialize and showcase recent artwork, and affords the university and community an opportunity to view their work and learn of their achievements following graduation.

Alumni exhibitions help the Department of Fine Arts stay current with former students, assessing success in preparing students for graduate study and professions within the field. In conjunction with alumni surveys, the alumni invitational is a collegial means of soliciting recommendations for improvements to the curriculum and providing current art and art education majors with a pool of successful mentors to assist with placement “in the business” upon graduation.

“As chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at FMU, I wish to thank all the alumni that contributed work for the Art and Art Education Alumni Invitational,” said Lawrence P. Anderson. “Alumni exhibits help continue a dialogue with past students we have prepared. This kind of contact is nostalgic, educational, and exciting for all involved. Faculty are provided evidence of progress their students have made, and current students are reinforced by the creative endeavors they view.”

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Last Published: August 12, 2004 7:08 AM
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