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'Pen, Pigment and Metal' exhibition features SFA art and fiction

March 13, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - A collaborative project between Stephen F. Austin State University student writers and artists will culminate in the opening of "Pen, Pigment & Metal: Collaborate" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Griffith Gallery, located in Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208.

For the project, fiction-writing students, under the direction of Assistant Professor Andrew Brininstool, wrote short stories that the art metal/jewelry students, directed by Assistant Professor Lauren B. Selden, responded to by creating three-dimensional works of art.

At the same time, printmaking Assistant Professor Neal Cox directed his bookmaking class to create works that were then transferred to the fiction writing class, where students created a second story inspired by those works of art.

This is the fourth year that art and English students have collaborated on an exhibition, but this is the first time that two art classes are involved simultaneously, said Seldon.

The exhibition, which is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Art and the Creative Writing Program within the Department of English, will run through Friday, April 20. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts.

Regular hours for Griffith Gallery are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.