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National Art Education Association (naea)
Fri, 30 May 1997 09:50:19 -0400 (EDT)

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Richmond, VA (May 21, 1997)- NAEA Convention Coordinator Sam Banks
announced that Richard Hunt artist, sculptor, and powerful advocate for
arts education will be featured as a keynote speaker at the NAEA Chicago
convention, April 1-5, 1998.

Mr. Hunt is a member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution
and has exhibited throughout the United States including-the Worthington
Gallery, Chicago, IL; Snite Museum, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN;
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC; and Studio Museum in Harlem, Andre
Zarre Gallery, NY. He has received honorary degrees from the Universities
of Michigan, Tufts, Northwestern, Monmouth, Colorado State, Illinois State
and others.

Mr. Hunt's sculpture is displayed in schools, colleges and universities,
corporations, banks, hospitals, civic centers, museums, libraries, cultural
centers, parks and churches throughout the United States. His works are in
the collections of the Albright-Knox, Art Institute of Chicago, Cincinnati
Art Museum, Hirshorn, National Museum of American Art, Nelson-Atkins,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County
Museum, and many others.

Selected sculpture pieces include Slabs of the Sunburnt West, Memorial to
Carl Sandburg, University of Illinois at Chicago; Texaurus, welded corten
steel, The Woodlands, TX; Wisdom Bridge, welded stainless steel, Atlanta
Public Library, GA; Build-Grow, Branching Column, Four Growth Columns, Swan
Column Fountain, welded bronze, Edward Bennett Williams Building,
Washington, DC; From the Sea, welded bronze, McDonald's Corporation,
Oakbrook, IL; and, I Have Been to the Mountain, welded corten steel, Martin
Luther King Memorial, Memphis, TN.

Angela Paterakis, Illinois Art Education Association states that Richard
Hunt "continually celebrates the influence of teachers of art on
encouraging and guiding him into becoming an artist. He has been generous
with his time, unlimited energy and donation of works to arts education to
support young aspiring artists to pursue careers in the art world. He has
never forgotten nor neglected his admiration and respect to his teachers
and professors who have inspired him. He is an artist =8A he is a teacher =
he is a model and inspiration to us all."

Chicago is the site of NAEA's 1998 Convention at the Chicago Hilton &
Towers. The world's largest professional development art program-with over
750 sessions and events, 160 art exhibitors, special events, tours, and
much more. Or take a tour to the legendary public sculptures, museums or
architecture and take a stroll down Michigan Avenue for unparalleled
shopping. To be a part of it, mark your NAEA calendar early-April 1-5,

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