San Antonio (November 1, 2012) – Gallery 23 at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s University Center, in collaboration with the UTSA College of Business-Office of International Engagement and the UTSA Office of International Programs, will host “Roadrunners Abroad,” an exhibition of winning photographs from UTSA’s 2012 International Education Week Study Abroad Photo Contest. Free and open to the public, the exhibit runs November 12, 2012, through March 8, 2013. The images, artists and “Best in Show” image will be revealed at the exhibit’s opening reception on Monday, November 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Gallery 23.
“We are thrilled to showcase the fabulous art that UTSA students, faculty and staff have taken on their travels abroad,” said Sherrie Voss Mathews, International Media & Marketing Coordinator for UTSA’s Office of International Programs. “In our second year, we received some breathtaking images, which made it very difficult on the judging panel to narrow their choices.”
Each winning photograph represents an original work by a UTSA student, faculty or staff member. A panel of judges reviewed 81 student submissions and 13 faculty or staff submissions. Ten student images and three faculty/staff images were named winners and selected for the show.
“Roadrunners Abroad is Gallery 23’s first opportunity to incorporate the perspectives of multiple-artists in a single exhibit,” said Tabitha Byrne, assistant director for programs in the University Center. “The images truly capture how the international experiences of our students, faculty and staff are both similar and distinct.”
The exhibit is part of UTSA’s celebration of International Education Week—a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that promotes programs to prepare Americans for a global environment. A full calendar of UTSA International Education Week Events is available at the week’s website at http://programs.business.utsa.edu/IEW/index.asp.
Featured Image: “Paddy Fields” by Steve Stewart. It is a finalist selected by the show committee. The “Best in Show” winner will be revealed at the show opening on November 12.
About Gallery 23
Gallery 23 serves a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus, and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. The gallery serves as a professional space to showcase student, staff, faculty, alumni, and local artists’ works. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number—UC 1.02.23.
About the Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs enhances cross-cultural understanding among students by welcoming and supporting international students and scholars who are attending UTSA from other countries while assisting them in meeting the visa requirements set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and the U.S. Department of State. The office also helps UTSA students interested in participating in educational opportunities abroad, strengthening scholarly UTSA exchange programs with universities in other countries, and influencing university policy toward embracing and institutionalizing the internationalization of UTSA curriculum, faculty, and student body.
About the College of Business – Office of International Engagement
International Business Programs supports international business degree programs, study abroad and exchange opportunities as well as specialized international programs, activities and research. UTSA’s College of Business is a leader in business education, instructing more students than any other university in the South Texas region. Home to more than 6,000 business students, the college offers a comprehensive business curriculum that expands the boundaries of a traditional business education. The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The college is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development and CLADEA.