Selections II: The UTC Permanent Collection of Art will be on exhibit through Friday, July 27, at the Cress Gallery of Art.  Gallery summer hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Cress is closed on weekends.

This exhibition will include works not previously on public view, according to Ruth Grover, Cress Gallery Director/Curator.  These works reflect the history of the Cress, the Department of Art, the University, the Chattanooga arts community, and they reference the history of modern art.

“Comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramic, and mixed media works, this exhibition features artists with ties to the Southeast whose lives have had an impact upon the history of the University and Chattanooga’s arts culture,” Grover explained.

“Shroud for a Kalagari Prince” (2006), the Permanent Collection’s most recent acquisition, is included in the exhibition.  The gift to the University’s Collection came from the artist Bets Ramsey, a University of Chattanooga art alumna.

Balancing the exhibition are works on paper by internationally known 20th century artists Robert Motherwell (American) and Patrick Heron (British), gifts to the University from the Ackerman Foundation 1980.

The exhibition is open to the public; admission is free.

The Cress is located in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.

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