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TWU’s sixth annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition begins Jan. 23


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will host the sixth annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition Jan. 23 through Feb. 16, with an opening reception scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

The events will take place in TWU’s Fine Arts Galleries at the corner of Texas and Oakland streets on TWU’s Denton campus. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends by appointment. For more information, contact Leah Gose, exhibition coordinator, at lmgose@hotmail.com or (940) 898-2590.

Katherine Ware, curator of photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Alfred Stieglitz Center for Photography in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, will serve as this year’s exhibition juror.

This year’s exhibition award winners are Bremner Benedict, solo show; Susan Bank, $500 cash award; Priya Kambi, Coupralux fine art digital printing materials award; and Jessamyn Lovell, the Cannon printer award from Red River Paper.

The work of Jessica Cook, winner of last year’s exhibition, will be shown in the East Gallery, opposite the Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition. Ms. Cook, who currently resides in Austin, has exhibited her work in Chicago, Houston and in many shows in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She has received several awards, including two Society for Photographic Education National Scholarships, a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship and a Waco Advertising Group Gold Award for Photography. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Baylor University and her master of fine arts from the University of North Texas.

Ms. Cook’s work, titled “The Newly Weds,” follows the interactions of eight longtime friends from East Texas during the past six years. Six of the women are now married, and many of the reunions between the friends have been for wedding-related events. Ms. Cook has photographed the interactions of these friends and their changing relationships over the years.

“I have observed and recorded how these women’s identities articulate and emerge through the body language and expressions used in their interaction with one another and with the camera,” Ms. Cook said. “I have been fascinated with how their body language can be contingent on location and occasion, and on how different facets of their personalities become more and less apparent in contrasting environments.”

The Joyce Elaine Grant exhibition and endowment was established by a small group of TWU graduate students and is named in memory of the mother of TWU photography professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds will help fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which will fund scholarships for future graduate students in TWU’s Department of Visual Arts.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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