“Dig In” by Susan Whyne Opens at Courtyard Gallery

Sept. 11, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — 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. Faculty Susan Whyne’s “Dig In” a collection of paintings and sculptures, will be on exhibition from Sept. 13-Jan. 25. There will be a reception for the exhibition Sept. 13. Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

When:  Exhibition: Thursday, Sept. 13– Friday, Jan. 25

Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m .

Where:  The Courtyard Gallery is located on the 2nd level of the AT&T Executive Education and conference Center, 1900 University Avenue. http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/areas/pcl.html

The exhibition space is adjacent to the courtyard.

Background: After receiving her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture in 1968, Associate Professor Whyne moved to the Bay Area where she received an M.A. in painting from San Francisco State University. She joined the faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas in 1977. She was awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Grants in 1980 and 1989 as well as a Gottlieb Foundation Grant in 1994.

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 the Visual Arts Center Director Jade Walker.

For more information, contact: You You Xia, 512-471-1749; Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512-475-7033