Sears Art Museum to showcase pieces from Utah Tech University students, faculty

Offering a platform for students to hone their professional presentation skills and assemble portfolios essential for career placements and graduate studies, Utah Tech University’s Sears Art Museum presents the annual Art Department Showcase.

Featuring works by Utah Tech students and faculty members, the showcase will open with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 19 and continue to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays until May 3. Admission is free to both the opening reception and exhibition, which will be held at the Sears Art Museum, located in the Eccles Fine Arts Center on the UT campus.

“The showcase is a celebration of the remarkable artistic talent within our community,” Alex Chamberlain, chair of Utah Tech’s Art Department, said. “It’s a testament to the growth and development of our students from their first steps as freshmen to their accomplished senior projects.”

The exhibition not only highlights student achievements but also provides a venue for the university’s art professors to display their recent works. Specifically, Professor Del Parson, renowned for his religious and historical paintings, will showcase his art in the Eccles Grand Foyer.

Utah Tech’s Art Department offers students comprehensive training in visual arts through a blend of practical, hands-on courses and theoretical lectures covering art history and design principles. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in various art disciplines, including 3-D/sculpture/ceramics, art education, animation, painting/drawing/illustration and photography/digital imaging.

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