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Kendall MessickThe UT Downtown Gallery will host the exhibition, CORAPEAKE by North Carolina native and Jersey City resident Kendall Messick, from Feb. 15 through March 29. The exhibition’s preview and reception with the artist is 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the UT Downtown Gallery. Admission is free.

The exhibition comprises photographs from two mixed media journals that Messick created during the course of the seven year project form along with additional three dimensional artifacts which include a woman’s hat featured in the documentary film and a handmade quilt used by Messick to cover his journals.

CORAPEAKE recently has been exhibited at The University of Virginia Museum of Art; The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C; and many other fine museums and galleries across the Southeast.

Messick will give a lecture about CORAPEAKE at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Feb. 14, in the Art and Architecture Building Room 109. The presentation is free and open to the public.

For info on gallery hours call (865) 673-0802.