Angelo State University will present a joint exhibit of modern art by Tyler-based husband-and-wife artists James R. Pace and Philana Oliphant, opening Monday, Oct. 10, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

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Titled “Crossings,” the exhibit will feature everything from sculptures and drawings to prints and mixed media pieces produced by both artists. It will be housed in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193 and will be open for free public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Nov. 11.

A professor of visual art at the University of Texas at Tyler, Pace has been exhibiting his art at universities, galleries and museums both in the U.S. and overseas since the 1970s. He has received numerous awards for his paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media works, and his art can be found in collections throughout the U.S., as well as in France, Hungary and India. He continues to serve as a juror, lecturer and visiting artist at museums, galleries, art centers and universities in the U.S., Germany and Japan.

Pace holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. He trained in the Tamarind Summer Printmaking Program and participated in the International Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary. More details on his art and career are available at

Oliphant is a professor of art at Tyler Junior College and previously served as a lecturer and visiting artist at UT-Tyler, as well as a visiting artist at the Tyler Museum of Art. She also taught art at Trinity Episcopal School in Longview and was an artist in residence at the St. Gregory School in Tyler. She has displayed her sculptures, drawings, prints and mixed media pieces at exhibitions in Texas, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, as well as in Germany and India. She has also received numerous awards for her art and has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Oliphant holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UT-Tyler. More details on her art and career are available on her website at and on her blog at