Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-08-21

Samford Art Gallery opens the new academic year with an exhibit of work by School of the Arts Visual Arts professor Richard Dendy. Dendy’s oil and gouache paintings, executed from life, on site, seek to record time and place, and also, by heightening element, to engage the viewer in the act of painting itself.

“Being Here: Modern Paintings in Post Modern Times” opens Aug. 22 and closes Sept. 25. The gallery will host a public reception Sept. 11, 5-7 p.m., prior to the annual School of the Arts Faculty Gala at 7:30.

The gallery is open 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.