Annual Outdoor Art Exhibition set for Oct. 3-5 at UW-River Falls

Sept. 20, 2012--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) Art Department announces the 21st Annual Outdoor Art Installations Oct. 3-5. Faculty and students will be creating outdoor works of art designed to highlight a specific site on the UWRF campus grounds.

Visitors to the campus and the UWRF student body are asked to please respect the artistic ideas and to not alter or damage the artwork. Site maps identifying the individual installations can be picked up in the lobby of Kleinpell Fine Arts building outside Gallery 101 beginning Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m.

Kinji Akagawa, emeritus professor of sculpture at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, will be the guest artist. A recognized international sculptor, he has focused much of his work on public spaces, more specifically, the social relevance of contemporary art and its place in public spaces. Akagawa will offer a lecture on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center and a walkabout critique with students and guests Friday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to join in for these insightful conversations.

The installations and lecture are free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.

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