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Fine Arts Mosaic to be Installed in KFA


FEB. 5, 2004--Faculty, students and the community are invited to an installation of a mosaic mural created by a UW-River Falls art student on Friday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in the central stairwell of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. The event coincides with the opening of the annual faculty art show in Gallery 101.

Art education major Ashley Ryan Hawke, a senior from Roseville, Minn., created the mosaic, "Moving through the Arts," for an independent study course with advisor and art Professor Lynn Jermal.

Creative Activity Collaborative Grant. Mary Halada, vice chancellor for administration and finance, will give a short presentation at 4 p.m.

Jermal's Collaborative Mural class assisted with the project, which also received support from the Campus Beautification Fund and a College of Arts Student Grant, which allowed the class to visit regional mosaic artist Rianna de Raad's studio in rural Beldenville, Wis.

"The project was designed and created to give a 'breath of fresh air' as one descends the steps on their way to the creative departments of the University," says Hawke. "The hopes for this mosaic mural are for it to help inspire creativity throughout the fine arts."

Some supplies and materials were donated by the Martell Tile Shop, Blaine Mallo Construction, TileXDesign, T. J. Haggerty Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Parranto, and Susan and Richard Hawke.

Students from the UW-RF Art Society and the UW-RF Swim Team assisted with construction and installation, including: Kerry Anderson, a junior from Hugo, Minn., Logan Baker, a senior from Oakdale, Minn., Rachel Clark, a sophomore from Rochester, Minn., Jacob Eisch, a junior from River Falls, Sarah Foster, a freshman from Chaska, Minn., Tom Fritchen, a freshman from Racine, Wis., Nikki Hahn, a sophomore from Elkhorn, Wis., Dan Kessenich, a junior from Oneida, Wis., Andy LaMere, a senior from Eagan, Minn., Paul McNamee, Peter Odlaug, a senior from Maplewood, Minn., Jenny Parranto, a junior from Oakdale, Minn. and Ryan Smaagard, a sophomore from White Bear Lake, Minn.

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