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February 4, 2000

UW-RF Exhibit to Highlight Women's History Month

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls art department is sponsoring a series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions during March to celebrate Women's History Month.

Beginning March 1, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptural fiberworks will be on display in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Participating in the exhibition are three widely recognized women artists: Sonya Clark from Madison, Wis., Gabriele Ellertson of Minneapolis, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith of Corrales, N.M. References to African headdresses and Native American heritage are evidenced in works by Clark and Quick-To-See Smith. Ellertson's work is known for it's expressive use of mixed media collage drawings inspired by x-rays of the artist's body. A reception will take place from 6-9 p.m., March 1. The exhibition will continue through March 24. Gallery 101 hours are: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

A series of lectures and visiting artist workshops presented by artists Clark, Ellertson and Quick-To-See-Smith will take place in the art department and at the River Falls Library Community Room during March.

Opening the month-long series of lectures and workshops is keynote speaker Marjorie Devon, director of the internationally recognized Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, N.M. This respected institution is both a fine-art print studio and publisher as well as an educational institution. Known as an engaging lecturer, Devon will present a slide lecture on the beginning of the feminist art movement in the United States and the types of work being done by contemporary women artists. "Women's Work Is Never Done" can be heard at 7 p.m., March 1 at the William Abbott Concert Hall at Kleinpell.

In conjunction with the Gallery 101 exhibition and lecture, "Coming Home: UWRF Women's Alumni Invitational Exhibition," will take place at the Chalmer Davee Lilbrary from March 1- 24. A reception for the participating artists will take place at the library from 5-6 p.m. on March 1.

For information concerning dates, times, dates, workshop themes and lectures or directions, call the art department at 715/425-3266.

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