FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/18/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Photo credit: Sprudel by Christopher T. Terry. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher T. Terry
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, CHRISTOPHER T. TERRY
WHAT: A painter who explores light as the force that animates and fills every surface in his work, Christopher T. Terry uses light to give life to the still objects in his art. The artist himself will illuminate his craft when talks about his art and shares his experiences at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2011
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Section K, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
PAINTER CHRISTOPHER T. TERRY
APRIL 28, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A painter who explores light as the force that animates and fills every surface in his work, Christopher T. Terry uses light to give life to the still objects in his art. The artist himself will illuminate his craft when talks about his art and shares his experiences at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm at SUU’s Centrum Arena. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Christopher T. Terry was born in Stamford, Connecticut and attended Rhode Island College in Providence, RI where he earned a BA in Studio Art. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. After moving back to Connecticut, he began exhibiting his paintings in and around the New York area in 1982. Accepting a teaching position at California State University, Long Beach in 1984 brought him to the west coast where he exhibited his work at galleries in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1988 he accepted a position at Utah State University and began teaching painting and drawing there. Professor Terry is the recipient of numerous awards as a painter including the Utah Visual Artist Fellowship, and a WESTAF/NEA Fellowship in Painting. He has twice been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Teaching and Research in Germany and in 2000 was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He continues to exhibit his paintings at galleries in the United States and Germany.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings.
Come and meet a painter whose technique (in his own words) “is based as much on memory and invention as it is on direct observation.” Experience the art of Christopher T. Terry by attending his appearance at Art Insights. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.