Lauranda Hook’s exhibit will run April 25-May1, 2007
FAYETTE, IOWA (April 19, 2007) – Upper Iowa University senior Lauranda Hook will graduate this May with a double major in Art and Elementary Education. As a requirement of all graduating art students, Hook is preparing a senior art show in which she will exhibit her collection of drawings and paintings completed in mixed media--pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and oil.
Hook explains, "I never used to draw people or portraits at all but after doing so in several of my art classes here at Upper Iowa, I fell in love with drawing figures." Hook’s exhibit includes people of all ages and forms. She said she prefers pencil and oil but "can work in any medium."
While attending Upper Iowa, Hook received the Charles G. Bell Scholarship in Art, as well as the President’s Challenge scholarship. After graduation she plans to teach full-time and work on her art during her summers, hoping to open her own gallery one day. Hook has already sold some of her pieces, and has been asked on several occasions to paint portraits for family and friends.
Hook’s exhibit will be on display from April 25-May 1 in the Henderson-Wilder Library (lower level) on the Upper Iowa University Fayette campus. A reception to meet the artist is planned for Thursday, April 26 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
For more information about Upper Iowa University’s art program and other majors, please go to www.uiu.edu.