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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.