By Katie Weitkamp/The Studio editor

The art department faculty has been waiting two years to show off; finally, it’s their turn. The biennial EKU Art Faculty Exhibition will open tomorrow and run through Sept. 19.The show is nothing new to Eastern, about five or six years ago the faculty had a show each year, said Carroll Hale, interim art department chair.

“It’s a teaching gallery,” Hale said. “We want to show things that students otherwise wouldn’t see, and they see the faculty (artwork) all the time.”

Hale also said that by cutting down on the number of faculty shows, the department is able to show off a variety of artists and artistic styles throughout the year.

The show features three to eight pieces from 17 full-time and adjunct art faculty. The pieces range from paintings and photographs to prints and pottery, said Esther Randall, who helps coordinate the shows in the Giles Gallery.

This is the first art show of the year in the Giles Gallery, located in the Campbell Building. A total of five art shows are scheduled for the gallery this semester.

The opening for the EKU Art Faculty Exhibition will be tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. and is open to the public. Gallery hours for the art show have yet to be determined. For more information, call the gallery at 622-8135.