JACKSON, Tenn. – Sept. 16, 2002– The work of seven Union University students is the focus of the Union Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibit, “Union in the Rockies.” Various bronze sculptures by Drew Porter, Rebecca Philips, Kelly Barron, Ryan Schunemann, Brian and Amanda Bain, Allison Nolen, and Rob Alsobrook will be displayed beginning Monday, Sept. 23.
The students, accompanied by Lee Benson, professor of art, and his family, spent one month of their summer in the mountains of Gypsum, Colo., on artist Bill Walden’s ranch learning the art of bronze casting as well as the art of mountain life.
“We had no electricity, great food, and nature’s beauty all around us,” said Rebecca Philips, junior art major. “It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.”
The show will run through October 4 and the gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in the gallery where students will share their experiences from the trip. The community is invited to attend.
For more information about this and other exhibits, contact Union University’s Art Department at (731) 661-5075.
Sara B. Horn,