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Collin College gallery hosts UTD Photography Professor

Collin College Gallery Hosts UTD Photography Professor

September 14, 2007 - Photography from Marilyn Waligore, associate professor of Aesthetic Studies/Photography at The University of Texas at Dallas will be featured at THE ARTS gallery from Friday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Oct. 20.

The show is titled "The Im/Materiality of the Everyday." A reception for the event is set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the gallery with an artist talk at 7 p.m.

Waligore has been featured in solo and group invitations around the country. Her work also is included in public collections The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Loyola University, The Madison Art Center in Madison, Wis. and a number of other museums.

Waligore adopts digital media to reexamine everyday life through still-life photography and its connection to women's lives.

She has received a number of grants and awards including Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest/ National Endowment of the Arts, and the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award.

"I photograph everyday objects that disappear. Viewed as remnants, worthless trash, recyclables to be returned to their previous 'raw' state as plastics or tin, these materials have a transitory existence," Waligore said. "The transformation of objects --the melting of discarded cans to create new form, the ingestion of food to generate energy -- extends concepts associated with consumption. We take for granted the plentitude of our natural resources and the potential of recycled materials, which support our place within our environment. I prompt viewers to consider their engagement in daily rituals and its resulting impact."

The gallery is located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

THE ARTS gallery hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information about this show or future shows, visit the gallery's website at www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery or call 972.881.5873.

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