The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 21, 1986, Image 5

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Friday, November 21, 1986/The Battalion/Page 5
hird-grade drawing gave
tA&M illustrator an early start
nd of Si
,, , j, Deborah Odum Hut-
ulizaii( j nS()Ilj a 197Q Cum Laude grad-
By Anne Dejoie
.n third grade, she drew an illus-
0 slreil ®n of a grasshopper from an en-
tnat spiMfoedia picture and labeled its
H Today
Hon, a If
uses an te of Texas A&M, works as an il-
IIl) P^ trator at the A&M College of
uchbiol Jcine.
ms andH e grasshopper drawing, Hut-
BSon said, was the first drawing
atthelHmembers being proud of, add-
1th Sciei® al i( was probably an omen.
>ne °f Bit now Hutchinson’s paintings
ountrv!|u(le watercolor landscapes and
rm elea’Hpes. Her paintings are on dis-
le in spiL Monday through Dec. 5 in the
H of the Medical Sciences build-
techm , | )Ca t e( i at Agronomy Road and
ic cwraHvay 60. 1’he lobby is open to
culturei public Monday through Friday
ublf K )tn ,Sa.m. to 5 p.m.
'age," If Hutchinson’s work has been ex-
Ited in Italy and in Houston. Her
" m P' intings are included in the perma-
nfiedi^tjcollections of the College of
irth.viHine and the Medical Sciences
lepunlihr currently is employed by the
Mateuiigge of Medicine as an Audiovi-
hundtiHfechnician and Illustrator for
finudical Communications.
■e price of her art ranges from
lo $500. She said she sold her
(painting, a still life of some
iwars, to a neighbor.
"1 [couldn’t believe it,” she said,
bard to believe that someone
really want my work.
Ijoveto sell them (paintings), but
I’tjlike to take the money.”
^Hei parents are extremely sup-
ftil’e of her work, which is one
reason for her A&M exhibit, she
“I wanted to see how the public
would react,” Hutchinson said. “I
wanted some objective opinions be
sides those of my family.”
Hutchinson said she was asked in
August to do the exhibit and that she
was “super excited.”
“I immediately got started on
framing and matting my work,” she
Though she’s entered one or two
pieces in art shows before, Flutchin-
son said that she has never had her
own exhibit until now.
“I hope this exhibit is the start of
something for me,” she said.
Classifying her artwork as some
impressionism, some expressionism
and some realism, Hutchinson said
that she prefers watercolor and
drawing to oil painting.
“With watercolor, part of the
painting is accidental,” she said.
Hutchinson said she tries to ex
press her feelings through her work.
She said much of her work fo
cuses on human aspects. She concen
trates on the face, especially the eyes,
she said, because they reveal the
most about a person.
Hutchinson said that she can’t sit
before a blank page and just start
painting — some inspiration is
needed. She said she likes to travel
and that she makes it a point to look
for ideas while traveling. Many of
the sights inspire her, she said.
“But as long as someone says they
like it (the work), that’s inspiration
enough,” she said.
Hutchinson grew up in Houston
and went to Memorial High School
sports such as tennis and softball.
She went to Baylor University in
1975 and studied pre-medicine and
played on the tennis team. She said
when she didn’t do as well as she had
hoped in her biology classes, she
transferred to A&M, where her best
friend was attending school.
At A&M, Hutchinson joined the
tennis team for two years and stud
ied sociology. But she said she soon
became disillusioned with her major.
After graduation, Hutchinson stud
ied drawing at the University of Ha
When she returned to A&M, she
visited environmental design profes
sor Joe Hutchinson, who had been
one of her favorite professors. She
later married him.
Hutchinson said her artwork
helps to build self-confidence.
“I’m OK just like I am,” Hutchin
son said, adding that even if no one
else sees a painting, she can still take
pleasure in viewing it herself.
Because of her job with the A&M
College of Medicine, Hutchinson
said that most of her personal art
work is done on weekends.
“It kind of goes in spurts,” she
said. After a full day’s work of draw
ing, she said she doesn’t always feel
like going home and drawing more.
Much of Hutchinson’s job at A&M
consists of illustrating charts and
graphs, much like she illustrated the
grasshopper so many years ago.
“My job is unique,” she said. “I
probably couldn’t get this job at an
other school without a medical de
gree or an art degree. College Sta
tion is the last place I thought I’d
live. It’s not totally what I want to do,
where she expanded her interests in but it’s OK for now.”
the la®
til of AUSTIN (AP) — Lawyers for the
es to He and Met rill Lynch scrutinized
leskesifltw Thursday to see if the firm
peak! il renege on a bargain-basement
all. H bid that turned out to be a
ulti-million dollar blunder,
ofesso But spokesmen for Attorney Gen-
mimlHim Mattox and state Treasurer
'iliven iwRichards said that as of Thurs-
nptsK iy afternoon, no state officials had
predn und a reason why Merrill Lynch
iveniK d a partner would have to be al-
ived out of the deal.
sandti.At issue is an extremely low bid on
profc tte bonds submitted Tuesday by
Lynch seeks out from deal
the syndicate made up of Merrill
Lynch Capital Markets and Dillon
Read & Co. Their bid was for $.‘100
million in “tax anticipation notes”
auctioned by the state to raise money
to meet cash flow problems.
The syndicate’s bid on one pack
age of bonds included an offer to
charge the state as little as 0.03 per
cent interest. After the syndicate’s
bid was selected as the lowest, offi
cials for the company said the low
bid was a result of a mathematical er
ror by their staff, which meant to bid
between 3.75 and 4 percent.
Most other bids did range from
3.75 percent to 4 percent.
“As of right now the deal is going
to go down with the 0.03 percent,”
said Ron Dusek, Mattox’s spokes
man. “Nothing has changed.
“The state will get $300 million
for almost zero percent. If their law
yers can show some reasons it should
go some other way, there may be ne
Bill Cryer, spokesman for Rich
ards, said the bond sale is set to be
closed Tuesday in New York City.
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