The arts will be on display at SIU-Edwardsville tomorrow, as a new addition to the Art and Design Building will be unveiled with a ribbon cutting.  The $15.3 million project adds 29,000-square-feet of space including a new art gallery, additional office space, graduate student studio space and classrooms. The addition is located to the west of the existing Art and Design Building An enclosed bridge joins the existing building and the addition.

University spokesman Doug McIlhagga says the building itself is a work of art.

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The ribbon cutting is at 3:30pm, and the event will be open to the public until 6:30.  There will be many members of the arts community on hand, including artist Gonz Jove, who is coming back from Bolivia to display his work and make a presentation. Pieces by the late Cuban artist Emilio Sanchez also will be on display.

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