It's time to take the next step in the Upper Iowa University art program.
Building on the already strong foundation in the arts and the 2007 renovation of Edgar Fine Arts Hall, the UIU art department is planning a new project to create a free-standing art studio to house UIU ceramics and sculpture courses (see proposed building below). The $500,000 fundraising project will build on UIU's long history of serving students developing their skills in the fine arts.
In 2007 Edgar Fine Arts renovation expanded and updated the graphic design and two-dimensional areas and established the Bing Davis Memorial Gallery. With the growth of the art department and the expansion into 3-dimensional mediums taught by Professor Elissa Wenthe, who was hired in 2008 to teach ceramics and sculpture courses, Edgar Fine Arts Hall can no longer hold all of the creativity of UIU art students and faculty. UIU needs a 3-D Studio for sculpture and ceramics.
The "UIU in 3D" initiative will create adequate and safe space for creation of three-dimensional artwork, which will enhance academic teaching and learning at UIU.
Associate Professor of Art
Vice President for External Affairs