The Hendrix College Department of Art will host UMI, a solo exhibition of recycled-materials sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Sayaka Ganz, Monday, Feb. 3 through Friday, Feb. 28 in Art Building A Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Japanese word "Umi" can mean the ocean, an infection, or to give birth. Driven by her passion for fitting odd shapes together and sympathy toward discarded objects, Ganz creates animals from thrift store plastics.

Ganz will speak about her work on opening night of the exhibit Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., in Art Building A110. There will be a public reception with refreshments in the gallery at 7 p.m. following her talk. For more information, contact Hendrix art professor Melissa Gill at 501-505-1562 or