The University of Texas-Pan American University Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a Fine Arts exhibition entitled "Departures," which is a show of new drawings by Jeffery Whittle. This exhibit is in the gallery from Wednesday, January 2nd, - Sunday, February 3rd, 2002 in the University Gallery in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building at UTPA.
A reception with the artist is scheduled for Thursday, January 17th from 7-9 p.m. in the University Gallery. Whittle will also be giving a slide-talk on Thursday, January 17th at Noon in Room 228 of the Fine Arts Building on the UTPA campus.
Whittle states, "In a broad sense, these are about memory and transformation. They are about travel, loss and gain and the things that you leave behind. I nearly called the show Rear View Mirror." He says, "Only one of the drawings in this exhibition, titled Departures, is a direct response to the tragic events of September 11th. That drawing was difficult to make, yet even more difficult not to make. Art can hopefully be therapeutic."
For more information or for special accommodations please contact: Dindy Reich, Gallery Director (956) 381-2655.