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March 1, 2002

UW-RF Art Students Hold Senior Exhibit

Two UW-River Falls art students will present their senior exhibition in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, March 6-12. The senior exhibition is a required activity for art majors graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree, as it gives practical experience in gallery techniques.

Sarah Ahmed, a graduating senior from Cottage Grove, Minn., majoring in broad area art, will present her work in surface design as well as some paintings. "Surface design art is playing with fabric and dealing with different types of dyes and techniques to create a wonderful piece of art," Ahmed said. "Basically it's dealing with pattern and images applied to the surface of fabric."

Most of her work for the show was done this year but a few pieces were created earlier in her college career. Much of her art reflects the influence of Arab culture, " It's a personal interest," she said. "My background is Arab and the influence I have had throughout my life is portrayed in my art work." Ahmed's future plans are to work in graphic design and do fabric design.

Trina Ward, a graduating senior from Rice Lake, Wis., majoring in broad area art, will exhibit her hand dyed and woven rugs, scarves, a blanket made of chenille, and some graphic pieces. Ward compiled these works over the past two years. The three graphic works Ward will exhibit showcase members of her family as the subjects.

The display will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m., and on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information call 715/425-3266. -30-

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