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Sept. 6, 2007


International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
Comes To University Art Gallery

The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition: October 3 – 31, 2007

In conjunction with the opening reception on October 3 from 5 to 7 p.m., a conversation with artist Annemarie Rawlinson will be at 6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

For an online catalog of the exhibit visit the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Art Gallery's Shoebox Sculpture web site.

Carson, CA –The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, opening October 3 at the University Art Gallery, CSU Dominguez Hills, features 82 sculptures small enough to fit into a shoebox by a roster of well-known international artists. The Art Gallery at Dominguez Hills hosted the 4th and 8th edition of this popular traveling exhibition in 1992 and 2004, and is pleased to display the 9th edition of the Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition organized by the Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

The Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition concept grew from the desire to present a wide variety of sculptural ideas, styles and materials as the small shoebox-size of this exhibit provides broader exposure to contemporary sculpture. An invitation-only exhibition, this triennial has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawai‘i, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. To create their sculptures, artists have used almost every imaginable medium. Cast metal, carved wood, blown glass, woven fiber, paper maché, molded clay, found objects, glass beads and feathers have been components of Shoebox sculptures.

The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on October 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., and a conversation with artist Annemarie Rawlinson will take place at 6 p.m. in the art gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalog with a photograph of each work and biographical information about the artists.

The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition is organized by the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery and supported in part by a grant from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Presentation of this exhibit at the University Art Gallery, CSU Dominguez Hills, is sponsored by the City of Carson Fine Arts and Historical Commission. In conjunction with the exhibit, Shoebox Sculpture art workshops for K-12 children will be presented by art educator and artist Linda Jo Russell.

The exhibition continues through October 31. Admission is free to all gallery events. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and is located in La Corte Hall A107. The campus is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in the City of Carson near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $3 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.

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About the University Art Gallery -- The University Art Gallery opened in 1978, and is considered to be one of the major exhibition spaces of the South Bay area. The gallery supports and enhances the Art Department instructional program while giving students from all disciplines and interested community members a valuable opportunity to explore and experience contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures. The gallery has over 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and 18' high ceilings, and it can accommodate large-scale paintings and sculptures by artists of local and national reputation. There are five exhibitions a year, the last being a multimedia show of works by graduating seniors in the Art Department. The gallery is also used as a forum for student art critique classes, discussions with artists, university and community guest lecture series and events, provides tours to university classes, community groups and school groups, and gives an opportunity for students and interns to participate in gallery installations and management.

About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.




Media Contact:

Kathy Zimmerer
Director, University Art Gallery



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