Artist Andy Jurinko and Former Boston Brave Art Johnson
to Attend Sports Artwork Reception at International Scholar-Athlete Hall
KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 11, 2000 -- Nationally renowned sports artist
Andy Jurinko and onetime Boston Braves' pitcher Art Johnson will be among
the guests at an exhibit of baseball art at the International Scholar-Athlete
Hall of Fame on the University of Rhode Island campus on Thursday, Oct.
12 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. The reception is free and open to the public.
Entitled "Hallowed Ground -- Ballparks Past and Present," the
exhibit includes 24 oil paintings and lithographs of baseball stadiums ranging
from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Fenway Park and Braves Field in Boston, to
such new venues as Camden Yards in Baltimore and Jacobs Field in Cleveland.
Jurinko, whose paintings are currently on display at the Sports Museum
of New England (Boston, Mass.) and at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
(Cooperstown, N.Y.) in addition to the "Hallowed Ground" exhibit,
will be available to answer questions about his work.
Having played in many of the ballparks brought to life by the exhibit,
Johnson, who pitched for the Boston Braves from 1940-42, will join the reception
on his way to this weekend's Braves Field Historical Association reunion
in Boston, Mass.
Both Jurinko and Johnson will be available for autographs.
The "Hallowed Ground" exhibit, which has been displayed at
the National Baseball Hall of Fame, is the product of Bill Goff, a former
Manhattan art dealer who operates his sports art business, including the
exhibit's oil paintings and the lithographs, in Kent, Conn.
The exhibit will be on display through the end of November. To learn
more about the exhibit and other International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame
programs visit the Institute for International Sport's website at www.internationalsport.com.
The Hall, which opened last year, is situated on Route 138 at the edge
of the University of Rhode Island campus.
Contact: Ramsey Baker, Frank Gaj, Phone: 401-874-2375