Campus Art

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Oct. 11, 1996

Outdoor Art Displays to Capture Fall Spirit

The UW-River Falls Art Department will host a series of outdoor art installations across the central campus by students and faculty. The works will be throughout the main campus, and will be in sculptural form that are meant to be temporary additions.

Most art students will be installing their displays on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The intent behind the project is to make art works that are playful, thought-provoking or startling, and creative. They are intended to compliment the beauty of the campus, which is nestled along the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River, during a team of changing leaves.

Participation will be on an individual or class basis. For example, a fiber optics class of 30 students will create a pathway behind Hathorn Cottage near the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River. Each student will be responsible for a 20-foot "enchanted pathway" that will wander across campus. Some of the components may include wind chimes, archways, flowers, tunnels, water-based spray paint, gateways, natural substance tiles, fences, creative mowing, banners, mirrors, signage, pinwheels, arbors, rocks, etc.

Individual art students also are participating and are in the process of "staking a claim" to a piece of the main campus to install their individual projects.

The displays will be in place through 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

For more information, contact Professor Morgan Clifford at 715/425-3308 or 3326.

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