This piece by Phillip Shore, associate professor teaching sculpture at the University of Dallas, is among the work featured in the UD faculty exhibition on display in the Griffith Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. A closing reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday. Nov. 9.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - A closing reception for the University of Dallas faculty exhibition on display at Stephen F. Austin State University will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus.

The exhibition, which opened Sept. 18 and will remain open through Nov. 9, is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art's Gallery Series and celebrates almost four decades of creative exchanges between SFA and UD faculty artists.

The reception is scheduled to feature a presentation by Dr. Catherine Caesar, UD assistant professor of art, who will discuss "The Culture of Air Travel: Art at DFW, Then and Now."

Caesar has been teaching at UD since 2003, and her work focuses on contemporary American art. Most recently, she has been investigating the notion of "aerial art" and Robert Smithson's 1966-67 project for the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport.

In addition to Caesar's work, the UD exhibit features the work of Juergen Strunck, professor of art at UD who teaches art with an emphasis in printmaking; Phillip Shore, associate professor at UD who teaches sculpture; and Kim Owens, associate professor of art who teaches painting.

Shore and Owens, along with Dan Hammett, chairman of the University of Dallas art department, plan to attend the reception, which is free and open to the public. The Griffith Gallery is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

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