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UT Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy Celebrates Partnership with Art Connection via  Valerosa, LLC. 

Local Art Exhibited at UT Tyler’s W.T. Brookshire Hall 

The UT Tyler W.T. Brookshire Hall exhibit will feature a total of 53 pieces by local artists.

TYLER (August 11, 2023) – The University of Texas at Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy celebrated its partnership with local artists and a new art exhibition through Art Connection via  Valerosa, LLC. This collection was curated by Neita Fran Ward and professionally installed by Tyler Museum of Art. The exhibit will be displayed in the W.T. Brookshire Hall, home of the Fisch College  of Pharmacy, for the next year, marking the sixth art installation at the college. 

Art Connection via Valerosa, LLC will feature 53 pieces of artwork throughout the hallways of W.T.  Brookshire Hall. This year’s program featured a remembrance of artists Gaylon Dingler, Joel Nichols,  Butch Mounce and the Fisch College of Pharmacy founding dean, Dr. Lane Brunner. 

Neita Fran Ward, owner and art curator for Art Connection via Valerosa, remembers Dr. Lane Brunner, the founding dean of the Fisch College of Pharmacy, and artists Gaylon Dingler, Joel Nichols and Butch Mounce.

“We are delighted to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Lane Brunner by continuing the tradition  of bringing art to the Fisch College of Pharmacy through our partnership with Art Connection via Valerosa,” said Dr. Amy Schwartz, Fisch College of Pharmacy Dean. “Dr. Brunner’s vision and  passion for integrating art into our college have inspired us, and we are dedicated to carrying on  this meaningful tradition to create a vibrant and inspiring environment for our students and  faculty.” 

Art Connection via Valerosa partners with the Tyler Museum of art and local artists to highlight  artwork and promote wellness. Art Connection via Valerosa, LLC has installations throughout UT  Tyler, including the Robert R. Muntz Library and the Academic Building, current home of the UT Tyler School of Medicine. 

“I continue to promote and install these exhibits in the facilities for several reasons,” said Neita Fran  Ward, owner and art curator of Art Connection via Valerosa. “It heightens the workday of the  instructors and the students. It allows the local artists to have another venue to hang their work  and have it appreciated. I believe ‘art lifts the Spirit and feeds the Soul.’” 

Dr. Amy Schwartz, UT Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy dean, shares with guests the importance of the arts and creativity in medicine.

For more information on Art Connection via Valerosa, LLC, you can tune into their live radio art talk  show, Art Connection of East Texas, Saturdays 8 – 9 a.m. on KTBB 97.5 FM. 

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent 

patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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