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OCT. 28, 2005--Three University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors will exhibit their art from Nov. 2-13 in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.  

The students include Betsy Smith, of Stillwater, Minn., Karine Wilson, of Hudson, Wis., and Candace Jacobs, originally from Cumberland, Wis.

Smith and Jacobs will feature ceramics as a major focus, while Wilson's collection focuses mainly on her paintings.  

Smith is in her third year at UW-RF, working on a bachelor of fine arts degree. She transferred to UW-RF from Inver Hills Community College, where she started her work with ceramics. She has been involved with the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis where she works with children teaching them beginning sculpture. Her functional ceramics focus on unconventional design with traditional glazed surfaces.

Jacobs' work deals with her interest in American culture and folk art. She spent a semester in Italy studying figurative ceramics. She has recently visited the Haystack School in Maine and the Anderson Ranch in Colorado where she attended ceramics workshops. Her work deals with figurative sculpture and functions forms.

Wilson is a graduating senior. She's been painting for most of her life; her most recent paintings completed after Hurricane Katrina. Wilson is returning to New Orleans in January to help volunteer with schools that her children were attending when the hurricane hit. Wilson is establishing a nonprofit organization to help with rebuilding relief and which will be funded by sales of her art.

Gallery 101 hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m.   On Sunday the gallery is open from 2 to 4 p.m. An opening reception for this senior exhibition will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public

For more information, contact the UW-RF art department, at 715-425-3266.


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