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KIA's Don Desmett judges annual student art show

March 7, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Don Desmett, director of collections and exhibitions at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, is the judge for the 2002 Western Michigan University Annual Art Student Exhibition. Judging takes place Tuesday, March 12.

This year's edition of the annual student exhibition runs from March 20 to April 2 in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Awards Ceremony for the student exhibition is Monday, March 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The exhibition ,awards ceremony and reception that follows are free and open to the public.

Prior to coming to the KIA in 2000, Don Desmett was executive director of the Art Center of Battle Creek, Mich., as well as it's main curator for two years. From 1990-98, he was director and curator of the Tyler Galleries at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia. Also, he was art gallery director at Cleveland State University from 1986 to 1990 and director of exhibitions at Gallery G in Pittsburgh, 1984-86. In addition, he has curated exhibitions for the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, Conn., the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, among others.

For additional information, contact the Department of Art Exhibitions Office at 269 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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