FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       Date:  April 18, 2001

                                                                                                            Contact:  Lezli Austen

UIS Visual Arts Gallery hosts annual juried student exhibit

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield’s Visual Arts Gallery will open its annual Juried Student Exhibit with a reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday,

May 1. The exhibit will remain on display through May 18. The event is free and open to the public.

Works by students in UIS’ visual arts program have been selected for inclusion in the exhibit. The following prizes will be awarded: Best of Show, Chancellor’s Award, Visual Arts Faculty Award, and Honorable Mention.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information about the exhibit or the gallery, contact the gallery by phone at 206-6506 or by email at