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Two Art Students Showcase Works at Gallery 101

The work of two senior fine arts students will be showcased in Gallery 101 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Feb. 26 to March 5.

A reception for Charles Robert Paige and Ann Hall Richards will be Thursday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m in Gallery 101.

After almost two decades, Minneapolis resident and nationally known artist Richards returned to UW-RF to finish her bachelor of fine arts degree in paper and fiber. Her work is an exploration of non-traditional materials, including hand-made paper and fiber, that is cast and woven into dimensional vessels.

"When I was a student at UW-RF in the early 1980s, it was difficult for me to have something to say in my work; it was a time of learning the processes," says Richards. "Personal life experiences, and an interested in the archetypal psychological patterns behind myth have given me a voice for my work that now comes easily." Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian and Philadelphia Museum as well as SOFA in Chicago and New York. Several galleries through the United States currently represent her work as well.

Paige, who calls Natchitoches, La., his home, is a painting and drawing major with a focus in anthropology. With an interest in studying and recording everyday events and issues in people who live in multicultural societies, Paige's paintings reflect the search for meaning in the changing culture found in the inner-city of Los Angeles. Paige's work can also be seen at his Web site at www.pressenter.com/~paigeart.

Gallery 101 is in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building at 420 Cascade Avenue in River Falls. Hours are Monday Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 9 p.m. and Sunday, 2 4 p.m.

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