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UW-RF Art Students Dedicate Environmental Diversity Mural
By Molly Exner
UW-RF News Bureau
DEC. 10, 2004--A dedication ceremony to unveil a new mural depicting environmental
diversity is set for Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Agricultural
Science Building at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
The colorful mural, "Views of the Land," was designed and painted
by 17 art students from UW-RF is currently on display in the third floor
environmental science and management hallway of the Ag Science building.
The dedication is open to the public, and the mural painters will be on
hand for any questions or comments.
Commissioned by the Plant and Earth Science department, the mural was
created by art students from Professor Lynn Jermal's Collaborative Murals
class who worked on the mural over the past six weeks with input from
The mural consists of five panels: a rural scene, an urban scene, the
Kinnickinnic River, the Mississippi River and the Mississippi Delta/Gulf
Michael Kaltenberg, professor of Plant and Earth Science, says that he
is very impressed. "What is particularly pleasing to me is the attention
the artists have given to detail and the wonderful array of colors used.
The mural should really catch the eye of anyone in the hallway and indirectly
draw attention to what our Conservation, Land Use and Environmental Science
programs address. From my perspective, Jermal and her class have exceeded
my expectations and have made a very positive contribution to the Ag Science
building and the campus."
Jermal said the process of creating the mural was rewarding, "Learning
how to work on a creative project collaboratively is a very challenging
and stimulating process," she said. "It demands a different
sort of commitment to the group and the larger community, which is the
recipient of the public work by the artists. I think the students have
learned some skills but more importantly perhaps, something about themselves
by creating this mural. Several students have shown terrific leadership
within the group."
Nate McConnell, an art student working on the mural, said his experience
with the project was challenging. "It’s difficult for people
who haven’t done much painting before … like me."
Andy LaMere, another artist working on the mural, says that he has enjoyed
working on a project with longevity. "It’s nice to know this
will be here for all to see and that I can say we did that," he said.
Hugo, Anderson, Kerry, Junior
Rochester, Clark, Rachel, Sophomore
Maplewood, Odlaug, Peter, Senior
Oakdale, Parranto, Jenny, Junior
Scandia, Peterson, Emily, Junior
Bloomington, Swenson-Wick, Aubree, Freshman
Red Wing, Mc Namee, Paul, Junior
Eagan, LaMere, Andrew, Senior
Rice Lake, Rogers, Christopher, Junior»
Hayward, Eisch, Jacob, Junior
Ekhorn, Hahn, Nicole, Junior
River Falls, Hawke, Ashley Ryan, Senior
Clear Lake, McConnell, Nathan, Freshman
Osceola, Neumann, Jessica, Senior
High Bridge, Taube, Hannah, Sophomore
Star Prarie, Tomforde, Andrea, Senior
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:18 Central Daylight Time