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Loyola University New Orleans visual arts professors part of exhibit honoring artistic achievement

Loyola press release - October 5, 1999

(New Orleans)óFive Loyola University New Orleans visual arts professor's current works are on exhibit as part of a celebration of 16 years of artistic achievement. In the exhibit, Living in Louisiana, the Louisiana Division of the Arts is paying tribute to those artists who received Visual Arts Fellowships from 1981 to 1998. The exhibit includes the work of 51 artists.

The five participating Loyola professors are: Gerald Lee Cannon, assistant professor of foundation and computer imaging; Jan Gilbert, instructor; Mark Grote, professor of sculpture; William Kitchens, assistant professor of printmaking and drawing; and Steve Rucker, associate professor of ceramics.

An Artists Fellowship is a $5,000 award based on the artist work; artistic focus and consistent artistic development as evidenced by the artistís resume, artist statement and samples of work; and the impact of the fellowship on the artistís career.

Cannonís exhibited piece, Drawing Conclusions, is a 32" x 44" digital print. Gilbertís, Biography of a Ballplayer, is a mixed media installation. Grote offers OBJ #147, a 10"x12"x1.5" mixed media display. Kitchensí exhibited piece is titled Allies, a 10.5"x13.5 Intaglio. Ruckerís piece is ceramic mixed media tilted Better Homes, Better Gardens.

The exhibit is in the Visual Arts Center and Collins C. Diboll Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola.