MCA Announces Inaugural Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Memphis College of Art will present the Inaugural Faculty Biennial Exhibition from Aug. 20–Sept. 26 in the Hyde Gallery of the Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main St. Two receptions will be held during the exhibition, an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 286–9 p.m. and a closing reception on Friday, Sept. 256–9 p.m.
The exhibition marks the first time a faculty exhibition has been held in the Hyde Gallery. Over 20 faculty members have submitted work in media ranging from fiber to metal. “We’re especially honored to have the participation of two of our faculty emeriti, Fred Burton and Richard Prillaman,” said Remy Miller, dean and vice president for Academic Affairs.
Prillaman, a metalsmith who taught at MCA for 25 years and headed the Metals department, is noted for designing and constructing small sculpture pieces, utilitarian objects and jewelry from non-ferrous metals. He primarily works in sterling silver, but has also created pieces in bronze, brass, gold, steel and titanium. Burton taught at MCA for 27 years and was head of the Painting department. Both artists have exhibited their work in galleries throughout the world.
Participating faculty include Elizabeth Brown, Fred Burton, Colleen Couch-Smith, Maritza Davila, Don DuMont, Shannon Elliott, Colleen Fitzgerald, David Gress, Adam Hawk, Jean Holmgren, Tom Lee, Susan Maakestad, Remy Miller, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Joe Morzuch, Michele Noiset, Wesley Ortiz, Terri Phillips, Richard Prillaman, Marc Rouillard, Michael Shaw, Eszter Sziksz, Leandra Urrutia and Jill Wissmiller.
Gallery hours for the Hyde Gallery are MondayFridaynoon–5 p.m. and Saturdaynoon–7 p.m.

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