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UNCP's Art Department faculty on display

November 24, 2003

Tart facultyhe UNC Pembroke Art Department Faculty has put their work on display at the Locklear Hall Art Gallery through December 8.

Ten faculty-artists have work in the exhibit, which was coordinated by gallery Director Ralph Steeds, who is also an exhibitor. The show launched on Nov. 19 with a reception and gallery talk by Department Chair Janette Hopper.

"We have many new faculty members, and I felt it was a good idea to put them on display," Hopper said. "I believe we have a very talented faculty."

"This show is just tremendous," Hopper said. "It takes a great deal of energy to teach and create art the way our faculty does."

Hopper's work in the show consists of several oil paintings of local landscapes.

"This region is one of the most beautiful in the world because of the light, foliage and water," she said. "There are so many different moods reflected."

Another artist who has made use of local landscapes is new faculty member Tulla Lightfoot, who has three pastels of tobacco fields and barns in the exhibit.art faculty

"I just love tobacco plants," Lightfoot said. "I have been driving up to farm houses and knocking on doors. I have driven down so many dirt lanes that I had two flat tires."

Other faculty artists represented include: Tarleton Blackwell, Dr. Ann Horton-Lopez, Dr. John Antoine Labadie, Jack Pinkerton, Carla Rokes, Ralph L. Steeds, Paul Van Zandt and Cary Wilson. The gallery is open Monday through Friday during regular business hours.