Jolene Ridenhour, sophomore from Davenport, Iowa, models her sculpture, “Modern Fly,” which inspired the name of the new UIU art exhibit, “Alight.”
FAYETTE, Iowa (March 29, 2010)—The works of 29 student artists from Upper Iowa University are currently on exhibit through April 14 in the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at the Edgar Fine Arts Hall on campus. A reception honoring the exhibit, called “Alight,” is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. on April 6 in the gallery.
The exhibit features the work of student artists who were selected for exhibit by the UIU art faculty.
“We are very pleased to be exhibiting these selected Upper Iowa University student works in ‘Alight.’ The show, in fact, actually named itself. After I saw the documentation of student Jolene Ridenhour’s sculpture, ‘Modern Fly,’ I thought, ‘Wow, these students are really taking off with these ideas,” said John Siblik, associate professor of art. “We have a lot of great works in the show: welded metal, mixed media sculpture, ceramic sculpture, carved plaster sculpture, ceramic teapots and place settings, digital illustration, landscapes, still lifes and portraits. We couldn’t be prouder of our students.”
The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Scheduled to open at the UIU gallery later in April are the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show on April 16 and the UIU Senior Thesis Exhibit April 20-May 10.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
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