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Works by Three Creighton Alumni to be Featured at Creighton Gallery

Works by Three Creighton Alumni to be Featured at Creighton Gallery

Artwork by three Creighton University alumni will be featured at the Lied Art Gallery in Creighton’s Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass streets, beginning Saturday, March 21. A reception for the artists will be held on the final night of the exhibit, Saturday, April 18, 6-9 p.m.

Gallery hours are 1p.m. to 4 p.m. daily including weekends. All Gallery receptions and exhibits are free to the public. The exhibit will feature the works of 2001 Fine Arts graduates Antonio Martinez, Aspen Hochhalter and Ben Isburg.

Martinez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Creighton and a master’s degree in photography from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. Martinez teaches photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is the recent recipient of the 2009 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for photography. Martinez has exhibited his photographic work nationally and is exhibiting his experimental, photo-based video, “Near the Egress,” in several national and international festivals.

Hochhalter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at Creighton and received a master’s degree in photography at East Carolina University. From 2004 to 2007, she taught a wide range of art courses at East Carolina University and Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C. Since August 2007, she has been teaching both wet and digital photography in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Ben Isburg attended Creighton University from 1997 to 2001. During his last year at Creighton, he shared the Senior Thesis Studio with Martinez and Hochhalter.

The exhibit is funded in part by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and an anonymous source. For more information, please visit the Department of Fine and Performing Arts website at http://finearts.creighton.edu