New Art Exhibit to Open Jan. 24

The University Art Gallery at Truman State University presents “Society of Illustrators -An Historical View,” an exhibit of 50 original illustrations, five from each of the 10 decades of the 20th century. The show opens with a public reception at 6 p.m., Jan. 24, in the University Art Gallery. The show will be open until Feb. 25.

The show, produced by the prestigious Society of Illustrators based in New York, will explore the changing role of the illustrator. It will feature early black and white illustrations, story illustrations and advertising art for cigarettes, automobiles and travel among others.

There will be several events in addition to the opening reception. “A Night at the Gallery by Daryl Fazio,” assistant professor of art, will be at 6 p.m., Jan. 31, in the University Art Gallery.

Rusty Nelson, associate professor of art, will speak at a “Gallery Talk” at 6 p.m., Feb. 7, in the University Art Gallery.

The University Art Gallery at Truman is located on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish. Gallery exhibits, talks and most other events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from noon-4:30 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored in part by AIGA and the Residential College Program. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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