Students present their BFA exhibitions at UW-River Falls

October 7, 2016--University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors William Diegnau, Henrik Jorgensen, Cody Kiss, Alysha Knandel, Tyler Pelton, Molly Seim, and Dana Van Wiewill present their bachelor of fine arts degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls Oct. 24-Nov. 2. On display will be ceramics, mixed media paintings, printmaking, fibers and glass sculptural work. William Diegnau of Cottage Grove, Minn., has a major/minor emphasis in printmaking/graphic design. His prints on exhibit explore the vaguesense of perception. Henrik Jorgensen of Madison has a primary/minor emphasis in glass/printmaking. His glass sculptures showcase a collection of self-portraits allowing contemplation through conceptual and visual descriptions. Cody Kiss of Cable, with a major/minor emphasis in painting/art history, is presenting interpretative portraits based on Nordic gods and goddesses painted using fine art and traditional craft techniques. Alysha Knandel of Lake Elmo, Minn., has a major/minor emphasis in graphic design/photography. Her joy for traveling is the basis of her photographs and designs.  Tyler Pelton of Hudson has a primary/secondary emphasis in glass/ceramics. His mixed media installations explore the concept of how grief can effect ones perception achieved through the use of repeated forms and utilizing the optical nature of glass. Molly Seim of Cottage Grove, Minn., has a major/minor emphasis in painting/ceramics. On display are large oil paintings and drawings that show narratives that are humorous, playful and familiar to the viewer.  Dana Van Wie of Amery has a major/minor emphasis in fibers/photography. Her series, "Openings" is comprised of mixed media fiber art highlighting unique hand-dyed fabrics. An exhibition reception is Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from noon-8 p.m. and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call the Art Department at 715-425-3266.

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