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Depicting Cold War Weapons

DATE: January 12, 2011

CONTACT: Joe Peña, 361.825.2386 or 361.510.0918 (cell); or Cassandra Hinojosa, 361.825.2337

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the University Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for “Sticks and Stones: The Nike Missile Cozy Project,” an exhibition by nationally-recognized sculptor Elizabeth Demaray, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Center. The reception is free and open to the public.

 At 5 p.m. prior to the reception, Demaray will give a gallery tour and lecture. The exhibition which includes sculptures, photographs, a video and a 27-foot long cozy sweater for a now dormant 10-ton Nike Hercules Missile in Sausalito, Calif., will be on display from Tuesday, Jan. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Islander Art Gallery.

The “Sticks and Stones: The Nike Missile Cozy Project” exhibition was created to show the nature of warfare and to familiarize the public with what served as the U.S. Land to air defense during the Cold War. Demaray has a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience and is a professor of art at Rutgers University.

 The Islander Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.2386.

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