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UA art profs put talents on display

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Faculty exhibit now showing at UA Museum of Art

UA art professors can talk the talk, and they can walk the walk.

The faculty exhibition at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, running through Oct. 29, features paintings, sculptures, animation and other creative forms of media to emphasize the fact that art professors possess artistic skill and craftsmanship.

Featured in the exhibit are works by art professor Chuck Hitner, who has actually managed to "walk the talk" with "Equal Shots," a series of paintings based upon conversations he had around Tucson.

"It's our daily lives at work," Hitner said. "In other words, things that happen to us everyday...those things matter a lot and they change our lives. They get us to face our own philosophy."

His paintings, which are in acrylic on huge sheets of fiberglass screen, are about things that happened in his everyday life. His set of three paintings, "Waiting Room," are about his experience of being in the waiting room of his doctor's office waiting to have a physical.

"A woman was sitting in there who was huge - big ankles," Hitner said. "She was a diabetic, and she was deaf as a post, so she yelled everything. She had to stay for an hour, and I had to wait for an hour to see my guy.

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