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UNI Gallery of Art to present ''Artists of St. Petersburg: The Russian State Pedagogical University,'' opening Aug. 26.<br>

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Darrell Taylor, acting director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Artists of St. Petersburg: The Russian State Pedagogical University' will be exhibited in the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 20.

The exhibition reception will be held in the auditorium of the Kamerick Art Building (Room 111), Tuesday, Sept. 17, following an 8 p.m. lecture by Russian State Pedagogical University Professors Gennady Khoroshaylov and Ksenia Pochtennaya.

This exhibition features over 140 works of art from the faculty and students of the Russian State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. The works will be mounted in one room of the gallery, as well as the first and second floor display cases of the Kamerick Art Building.

The UNI Office of International Programs is co-sponsoring the exhibition and the lectures, along with the UNI Gallery of Art, 'creating a cultural exchange that is highly beneficial not only to the students at UNI but to the whole Cedar Valley community,' according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the gallery.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.