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UW-RF Presents High School Art Exhibit


JAN. 14, 2005--The 31st annual High School Art Exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls features the artwork of western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota students from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4 in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.

"The show is popular with the community as it's the first time most of the students have participated in a public exhibition of their artwork," says Susan Zimmer, program assistant and exhibition coordinator for the UW-RF art department.

Some 20 high schools participate, with student work in a variety of media. Visitors can expect to see painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry and small sculpture.

On Friday, Feb. 4, the exhibit concludes with a variety of workshops for high school students who are interested in pursuing higher education in art. Eighteen of the 20 schools are registered for the workshops, which will be attended by approximately 250-300 students and high school art instructors.

The workshops provide an opportunity for the University to showcase its studio facilities and programs. According to Zimmer, the high school exhibit is a major recruitment tool for the UW-RF art department as high school students interact with art professors, University art majors and others.

The workshop day also joins UW-RF administrators, art department faculty and high school instructors at a luncheon to provide an opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange. "A number of the high school instructors are UW-River Falls alumni, so the exhibit is an important event for connecting with old friends, creating student teaching opportunities as well as fostering recruitment," says Zimmer.

For more information contact Zimmer at the UW-RF art department, 715/425-3266. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday though Friday and 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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