UW-RF Art Show Features Aging of Women
October 9, 1998
The work of three Saint Paul based artists whose images explore the changing, aging female in a changing and aging world is on exhibit at UW-River Falls.
"Imaging Woman: Body & Mind," continues at Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building through Oct. 25. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery 101 hours are 9-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday - Friday; 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
The featured artists are Patricial Olson, Deborah McWatters Padgett and Maura Matula Williams.
Olson, long time professional artist and designer, recent MFA recipient and current member of the art faculty at St. Catherine's College in St. Paul, exhibits Matrix, her response as a contemporary woman at mid-life to the inner call of creativity. The work honors the past, engages the present and looks to the future.
McWatters Padgett, who makes her art with both words and images devotes full time to paying attention to life as she lives it and documenting through words and pictures the experience she treasures. She works with her husband, artist Michael Padgett, on shared projects involving travel, art, history and education.
Eleven pieces from her series Naked Baby Boomers, are on exhibit in Gallery 101. Her work attempts a celebration of woman at mid-life and serves as a path to self-acceptance as the inevitable process of change makes its presence felt on the women of her generation.
Matula Williams is a studio artist who received her BFA degree from Mundelein College in Chicago and works in her St. Paul Studio. She uses the human figure to create powerful and evocative images of ourselves.
For more information contact the UW-RF art department at 715/425-3266.
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