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MEDIA CONTACT:   Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

BOCA RATON, FL (March 9, 2009) – The 2009 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Florida Atlantic University will open with a public reception and award presentation on Friday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ritter Art Gallery on the FAU Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The exhibition presents approximately 50 works of art in all media selected from more than 200 submissions. FAU students can submit up to three works each and the juror, who is different every year, has complete autonomy in their selections. Three cash awards of $100 each are awarded, also at the discretion of the juror. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and the exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, April 4.

The juror for this year's exhibition is visiting artist, Deborah Aschheim, a California-based sculptor and multi-media artist. Aschheim's work will also be on display in FAU's Schmidt Center Gallery as part of the Designing Intelligence exhibition, which is on display through April 4. Aschheim will give a public lecture on her work on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101. Aschheim’s art, while abstract in form, is often concerned with memory and “nueral architecture,” a term the artist uses in referring to the human body’s “wiring.” In its grandest sense, Aschheim realizes her work in large gallery installations with video components.

The Juried Student Exhibition is sponsored by FAU Student Government. The Ritter Art Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 1 – 4 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Group and class tours are welcome at these and other hours by appointment. Programs at the University Galleries are made possible in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council; and contributions from individuals.

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