UW-River Falls Art Faculty To Exhibit at The Phipps

Art Department faculty at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present their artwork and research in a special exhibition partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, from March 4-April 10.

Faculty artwork on view will include ceramics, printmaking, drawing, installation, fibers, sculpture, photography, glass and painting.

Artwork by UWRF Bachelor of Fine Arts students will also be on view at The Phipps as demonstrated in the department's mission. The mission of the UWRF Art Department is to provide in-depth and comprehensive exposure to and expertise in the visual arts, while providing a creative environment in which students develop aesthetic skills, conceptual thinking, visual awareness and technical expertise.

Faculty exhibiting their work are Randy Johnston, Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Brett Kallusky, Dan Paulus, Peter Mak, Lyz Wendland, Tracy Krumm, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Jeannine Kitzhaber, Ann Lawton, Eoin Breadon, Jeffrey Stenbom, Mary Rohl, Rhonda Willers and Heather Delisle.

An opening reception is Friday, March 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Phipps.

In addition to the exhibition in The Phipps galleries, UW-River Falls instructors and art historians Laura Sivert and Kaylee Spencer will present slide lectures on their recent research on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at The Phipps. The talks are free and open to the public.

Sivert's talk will focus on representations of waterways in modern American art and visual depictions of the New Deal's hydroelectric project of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Spencer will share her investigations of Maya art and architecture in a presentation titled "Activating Architecture: Performance and Experience in the Ancient Maya World." High school students, college students, and lifelong learners are encouraged to attend.  

Phipps Gallery hours are Sunday from noon-4:30 p.m. and Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Galleries are also open one hour prior to performances. 

For more information, call the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.

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