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September 3, 2004

Local Artists Sought for "Experience of Place" Exhibit

The Phipps Center for the Arts is seeking artists interested in expressing a "sense of community" with visual or performance art for the Experience of Place exhibition at the Phipps Center Nov. 12 - Dec. 12.

The exhibit is part of a collaborative, multifaceted event in conjunction with the third annual community forum "Experience of Place" planned by the Phipps Center, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the St. Croix Valley Community Foundation.

The exhibition seeks individuals from around the region to create an artwork that speaks to communities in today's rapidly changing, mobile and technological society.

In preparation for the exhibition, three artists' conversations are planned to create community among those interested in participating and to develop ideas that lead to the creation of artwork for exhibition.

Locations include the following:
• Phipps Center in Hudson, Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
• Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 - 9 p.m.
• River Falls Public Library, Thursday, Oct. 7, 7 - 9 p.m.

Attendance is not required to submit artwork to be considered for the exhibition but may be motivational for artists of varying genrŽs.

The exhibit is part of the third annual community forum "Experience of Place" at the Phipps Center for the Arts on Nov. 16, sponsored by the UW-River Falls.Lewis Feldstein, author of "Better Together: Restoring the American Community," will be the featured keynote speaker.

In addition, the evening will include the gallery show, open mike, local music by Chris Silver, and a panel discussion and community dialogue. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Participants in the artists' conversations are encouraged to attend the forum. For more information call the Phipps Center at 715/386-2305 or visit its Web site at


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