Art Turns Rasdall Gallery Into Toy Store

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of swimming pool artwork to be displayed in Rasdall Gallery
Swimming pool artwork to be displayed in Rasdall Gallery

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“In this exhibit, the student teachers are recreating the fantasy and play environments they set up in the public schools daily to inspire children’s creative playing and art making. Among the art works on display made by the student teachers is a wonderful mix of art made by the students’ students."

-- George Szekely,
professor,
Art Department,
University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2004) -- The Rasdall Gallery in the University of Kentucky Student Center will become a toy store/beach as UK art students and their own young students from public schools hold an interactive reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26.

The reception and the exhibit – which is open now until the night of the reception – are free and open to the public. The exhibit is sponsored by the UK Student Activities Board and the UK Art Department in the College of Fine Arts.

In the exhibit during the reception, play swimming pools will simulate water play scenes and the Gallery becomes a toy store with birds flying around as part of an exhibit titled “The Artist Within the Teacher,” organized by student art teachers under the direction of art professor George Szekely.

“In this exhibit, the student teachers are recreating the fantasy and play environments they set up in the public schools daily to inspire children’s creative playing and art making,” Szekely said. “Among the art works on display made by the student teachers is a wonderful mix of art made by the students’ students,” he added.


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