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October 15, 2009

ULM to host art show “We Saw the Wrecked” Oct. 12 - Nov. 5

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Division of Art will present a solo painting exhibition by Michael Stillion titled “We Saw the Wrecked” from Oct. 12-Nov. 5 in the Bry Art Gallery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and from 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. A “Gallery Talk” with the artist will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Stillion received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design and his Masters in Fine Arts from Indiana University. In 2008, he was awarded a full fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation to attend the Vermont Studio Center as well as an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. From 2008-2009 he lived and worked in New Mexico on a one-year fellowship from the Roswell-Artist-in-Residence Program.

“Stillion’s work straddles humor and calamity,” said Cliff Tresner, Bry Gallery director and Division of Art faculty member. “His playful color, expressive mark, and dynamic characters draw us into his dark worlds of potential disaster. His work is both entertaining and unsettling.”

“Economy and inventiveness are the keys to survival,” Stillion said. “The fine line of tension that occurs within the moments before total collapse or a return to stability is both the subject matter and process used to make my work.”

Funding for Division of Art exhibitions is provided in part by the ULM Campus Activities Board and supported by the art faculty. Tax-exempt donations to support future exhibitions can be made to the ULM Foundation’s Visual Art fund.

Please contact Gary Ratcliff, division head, at or 318- 342-1376, or Cliff Tresner at or 318-342-1385 for more information.

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