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Student and alumni art featured at Highland Park Presbyterian Church

William Fegan, B.F.A. Painting '72
Detail from Your Light Has Come

Select works from nine SMU students and alumni are on exhibit in the ONE Gallery at Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC). Works from artists such as William Fegan, B.F.A. '72 (Your Light Has Come) and Lesley Roberts Clover-Brown, B.F.A. '81 (twelve scratch carvings on eggshells) are on display until May 13, 2012. All works of art speak to Christianity, faith, family, destinations and community.

Japanese koi is a recurring theme in Fegan’s work. “Koi swim side by side some distance from the noise of their world,” says Fegan. “It's during the storms that one needs hope. It’s God's spirit that enables one to have faith.”

After dying real eggshells with permanent ink, Clover-Brown painstakingly scratches intricate images onto the shells with a fine-pointed blade. The multiple layers of varnish followed by wet-sanding give the eggshells a porcelain-like quality.

Additional SMU artists in the show include Ruth Ann Elmore (B.A. Art History '82; B.F.A. Studio Art ’82 and M.A. Art History ‘13); Marilu Flore Gruben (M.A. Studio Art ’83); Nina Gache (Communication Studies ’13); Beverly Field (B.F.A. Studio Art ’75); Jefferson Whitney Johnson (B.F.A. Journalism ’11); Patricia Martin (B.F.A. Journalism ’76); and Vance Wingate (M.F.A. Studio Art ’08).

HPPC is located at 3821 University Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205. For more information call (214) 525-4174.

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