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Last week to see students' art in Dallas gallery

Thanks to the generosity of an alumnus, top students from Abilene Christian University’s Department of Art and Design have some of their best work displayed in a Dallas gallery this month. The exhibit, EIR, opened May 3 and closes May 26 in Gallery A of Cohn Drennan Contemporary on 1107 Dragon Street.
Drennan (’80), the university’s 1997 Young Alumnus of the Year, studied industrial design, art and music at ACU, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. He was the longtime curator of collections for the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program, supervising the management of an $85 million collection of art on loan to U.S. embassies and international missions.
Cohn Drennan Contemporary opened in 2011 and features Texas artists alongside others from around the world. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“We feel honored by Cohn’s willingness to feature our students’ work and that he thought of us so quickly after developing his new exhibition space,” says Robert Green (’79), ACU professor of art who is leading a Study Abroad group in Europe this summer. “I’m really excited about this opportunity for our students to showcase their work and proud of them for the strong body of work they’ve created and assembled to represent themselves and the department.”
The exhibit largely represents the work of Green’s students in his Life and Career in Art class. Students curated the show, choosing from among the best each had produced in other various painting, printmaking, sculpture and advanced drawing classes. Morgan Hallmark, Jay Hendrick, Kimmy McNiece, Stacy Olsen, Anna Pinson, Leah Rama, Lauren St. John and Katie Stumbo are those represented. All are seniors except for Pinson, who is a junior.
Stumbo’s If Only I Could Fly Like a Crow is pictured here.