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First glass art exhibit on display in gallery

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 20, 2013 – For the first time in its 20-year history, Union University’s art gallery is featuring a glass art exhibit by a nationally acclaimed artist.

San Francisco artist David Patchen created the artwork on display using vivid colors and notable craftsmanship, said Kelsey Nagy, the art department secretary. Patchen studied with glass masters in Japan and Italy, as well as with American artist Dale Chihuly – a leader in the field of glass blowing.

“It’s a very important show for Union because very few places in the South have work of this caliber,” said Lee Benson, the chair of the art department and a professor of art. “The art department is committed to bringing first-rate work and first-rate artists to this campus.”

Patchen’s glass art will be featured until Oct. 3. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By Beth Byrd


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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