September 18 - October 17, 2010
University Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the 2010 Alumni Spectacular . Organized in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the College of Fine Arts, this open-entry exhibition includes work by Art and Arts Technology alumni who attended Illinois State University since the 1940s. Although there are many works by artists who received BFA or MFA degrees at ISU, neither a degree in studio art nor a diploma was a requirement for admission.
The exhibition, the most encompassing alumni show ever installed in University Galleries, includes drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, metals, glass, paintings, collages, assemblages, videos, and digital works by 220 artists (at press time) from 28 states across the U.S. The only stipulation imposed was that each piece must measure no more than 20 x 20 inches for two-dimensional works, or 20 x 20 x 60 inches high for three-dimensional works.
The salon-style hanging of the artworks, necessitated by the sheer volume of work received, emphasizes the inclusionary nature of the exhibition as well as common threads among various artworks.