April 11, 1997
Three Students in Prestigious Art Exhibit
Three art students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are gaining professional experience while displaying their work at the prestigious Wisconsin ArtsWest exhibition in Eau Claire this month.
Several students in the UW-River Falls art department entered the juried art exhibition, and three students were selected to display two pieces each. They are Brett Kallusky, a junior from Afton, Minn.; Brita Swanson, a junior from Minneapolis; and Joseph Smolinski, a sophomore from North St. Paul.
The show was open to all artists over 18 years of age residing in west-central Wisconsin near Eau Claire area. The juror who selected the pieces for display was Phyllis Wiener, a professional painter from Minneapolis.
Participation in this exhibit is a prestigious honor for a student, according to art department chair Michael Padgett. Most of the entries were submitted by working artists in the area. For students to be selected, their work must adhere to high professional standards.
The students gained valuable experience by participating in this exhibition, which will help to build their resumes and provide the opportunity to show their work outside of acampus setting.
The Wisconsin ArtsWest exhibition will continue through April 24 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The exhibition is open to the public form 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.