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Senior Art Show Opens

FEB. 23, 2007--Three graduating fine arts students will fill Gallery 101 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with their fibers works March 2-10.

The work of Sarah Cain of River Falls, Wis., Sarah Engen of South St. Paul, Minn., and Emily Larson of River Falls, Wis. are classified in the fibers area of fine art, but each has a distinct individual style in form and medium.

Cain works in a non-traditional media of hog gut, creating organic forms in space. The translucent quality of the gut gives each piece a delicate and ethereal appearance. The pieces range in size from 4' X 8' to the size of a hand.  

Engen's work begins with traditional weaving techniques, which are then manipulated and distorted by painting on them. She combines the imagery of painted root and cell-like structures with a linear weave pattern to create a unique depth of field and texture.  

Larson uses industrially woven yardage and employs more traditional dye techniques, including painting and printing, directly onto the fabric surface, to create color and texture. By cutting, reassembling and sometimes even shrinking the fabric, it adds more texture to her collages works for walls.  

Gallery 101 is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information contact the UWRF art department at 715-425-3266.


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