FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      Date: April 11, 2002

Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716

“Focus” is next exhibit at UIS’ Visual Arts Gallery

SPRINGFIELD – “Focus,” a senior portfolio exhibition, will be on display at the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Visual Arts Gallery from April 23 to May 17. An opening reception with the artists is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The second of two shows by graduating seniors in the Visual Arts program this semester, “Focus” presents paintings, drawings, photographs, and graphic design by Melissa Little, Shannon McCloud, Erica O’Neal, Lateasa Polito, and Robyn Samples.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information about the exhibit or the gallery, call (217) 206-6506 or visit