September 13, 2002
UW-RF Sponsors 11th Annual Outdoor Art Installation
The art department at UW-River Falls will sponsor its 11th annual Outdoor Art Installation, which will include three days of public viewing Oct. 9-11.
An estimated 200 students and faculty members will create outdoor works to highlight a specific site on campus. The works may take the form of a colorful quilt made entirely of natural materials, a clothesline of photographs or a larger than life horse sculpture fashioned from natural materials.
Large and small, whimsical and serious, the temporary works are made to vanish from the campus after three days of public viewing.
In the past, both guest artists and department alumni also have contributed to the exhibit. Last year, 43 installations were created, which many enjoyed while walking through campus.
Art Professor David Haberlein said the purpose of the outdoor installations is to encourage people to see things they wouldn't usually notice. "The art will bring awareness of these spaces that we all move through, allowing us to see them in a different way," he said.
Construction of the installations will begin Monday, Oct. 7. The finished installations can be viewed from Wednesday, Oct. 9 to Friday, Oct. 11. All who view the works are asked to please respect the artistic ideas and to not alter or damage the artwork.
Site maps that identify the individual installations can be picked up Oct. 9-11 at Gallery 101 or outside the art department office, Room 172, both located in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, call the UW-RF art department, 715/425-3266.
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