Watercolors by Sarah Canright Opens at Courtyard Gallery

Jan. 25, 2012

Event:  The Courtyard Gallery features the artwork of faculty and alumni of the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts. Senior Lecturer Sarah Canright’s Watercolors, a collection of delicate works on paper, will be on exhibition from Feb. 2 thru April 20. There will be a reception for the exhibition Feb. 2. Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

When:  Exhibition: Feb. 2 thru April 2

Reception: Thursday, Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m.

Where:  The Courtyard Gallery is on the second level of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. The exhibition space is adjacent to the courtyard.

Background: Sarah Canright received a B.F.A. in painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Canright was included in the 1974 Whitney Biennial and had solo exhibitions at the Pam Adler Gallery and Franklin Furnace. She has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts grants and has held numerous teaching positions before coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Most recently, Canright had a solo exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation in New York (Fall 2011).

All of the works in the Courtyard Gallery exhibitions are for sale through the gift shop. The Courtyard Gallery is a result of a collaborative effort between the Office of the Vice President for Employee and Campus Services and the College of Fine Arts. There will be three faculty and alumni exhibitions a year in this space curated by Jade Walker, director of the Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact: You You Xia, College of Fine Arts, 512-471-1108; Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512-475-7033