SAN ANGELO, TX – A new art exhibit at Angelo State University is helping bring those who are worlds apart, closer together. Through June 14 in gallery 193 in ASU’s Carr Education Fine Arts building the art of students and teachers from the University of Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia will be on display.
The focus is largely what we have in common. “For example our mixture of numerous cultures which can be seen through foods,” said Tin Jia Jia, a graphic design student at UTAR. “Despite all the differences, we have something that connects us in common. One of which is Nasi Lemak, that is served by Malaysians of all ages, walks of life, and races.”
A total of about 15 students and staff from each of the participating universities sent digital and physical copies of their art overseas to be exhibited on each others campuses. “One of the broader missions of Angelo State University is to expose its students to a global perspective,” said Randy Hall an art professor and program coordinator with ASU. “Preparing them to enter a global society and global economy. We don’t always have those opportunities for students to afford international travel.”
In addition to food, concepts and art forms from political history, the use of color blocking factors in to this digital print and mixed media exhibition of creativity and skill. For more information about the exhibition, as well as future installations at the university, visit the ASU website.