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Multimedia artist Revelle exhibits through Oct. 31

Oct. 2, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Florida photographer, film/video and installation artist Barbara Jo Revelle is exhibiting photographs and videos in Gallery II of Sangren Hall, Oct. 3-31. Gallery II hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free exhibition, and there is easy access for the handicapped.

On Monday, Oct. 8, Revelle will give a slide lecture on her work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2304 of Sangren Hall. There is a reception for the artist following the lecture in Gallery II.

Revelle is a professor and director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. For 13 years prior to moving to Florida, she was director of the Photography and Electronic Media Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She has taught art making in many places around the country for more than 25 years, including the San Francisco Art Institute, UCLA, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Arizona State University and New York State University in Buffalo. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 130 group and 25 solo shows including shows in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Japan, Mexico, Germany, France, Sweden, Australia and England.

Revelle's work is in 41 public collections here and abroad, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.; the Bibliotheque National in Paris; the Eikoh Hosoe Collection, Tokyo; the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Her work has received critical attention in Art Forum, Z Magazine, Ten/8, Art Week, Afterimage, New Art Examiner and many other journals, as well as numerous books including Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, published by Routledge with the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Revelle has been the recipient of 28 grants and fellowships including a NEA Artist Fellowship.

In 1991, she completed a two- city- block long photo- based, computer generated tile mural, "A People's History of Colorado," one of the largest public art murals in the world. Since that time she has completed five other major photo- based public art projects around the country.

For additional information, contact the Department of Art Exhibitions Office at 616 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 616 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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