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Student Exhibition Set

MARCH 27, 2009 | Gallery 101 at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls will feature work by graduating art majors Celina DeMars, Sabrina Klahn and Judith Wickham the week of April 6 - 13.

DeMars, from Eau Claire, is primarily a felt-maker but also works in fine metals. She will exhibit felt purses and nontraditional scarves created from hand-dyed merino wool fleece. Her metal pieces are a collection of pendants made from copper , brass and silver layered together.  

Klahn, from Arlington, has developed a collection of large-scale abstract paintings and prints originally inspired by microscopy images. Many pieces are based on physiological structures, such as neurons, which most people never get to see.

In order to bring life and interest to her paintings, Klahn experiments with nontraditional paint applications. She says she often uses her bare hands to splash, spray, rub and pour water onto the canvas. Occasionally Klahn will use household items such as a chunk of plastic, a wire brush, or broken Christmas ornaments to apply the paint.  

Wickham, from Buffalo, Minn., has been developing techniques for designing silk yardage for six years. She hand-dyes and prints the yardage with various techniques such as dye immersion, screen-printing, painting, starch paste resists, and mono printing. Yardage lengths range from seven to three yards, and the artistic design of the yardage is oriented for wearable art. Wickham has a strong interest in animal science and much of her imagery is inspired by blood cells. She will graduate in May 2009 with a dual major in fine arts and animal science.

The exhibition may be viewed Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the art department at 715-425-3266.


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