Forging a connection between science and art 

Mural unveiling coincides with first annual arts event downtown

Alyssa Shurbert-Hetzel and Shelby Phillips each received an Undergraduate Research Grant to serve as apprentices to internationally-known mural artist John Pugh. Pugh is creating La Crosse's first trompe l'oeil (meaning "to deceive the eye") mural, funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA grant made it possible for Alyssa and Shelby to travel twice to Pugh's California studio, where they began their work with him in January. Having recently returned from a Spring Break visit for further work on the mural, Shelby and Alyssa are creating a mural of their own in the Student Gallery (Center for the Arts Room 340). Like John Pugh's murals, theirs is designed to be worked on in the studio, then coated with varnish and adhesive when the completed work is installed in its designated location. Serving as faculty sponsor to Alyssa and Shelby is Jennifer Williams Terpstra.

UWL All-Student Exhibit award winners named March 9, 2014

Two Photography Minors from the UWL Art Department have had their work included in:

Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography 2011
Magazine for the Emerging Professional


This annual publishes the winners and finalists of Photographer’s Forum’s  College Photography Contest. Congratulations Savanna & Tylor!!

Zachary Morin placed as a finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 31st Annual Student Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. Over 3,500 students from around the world competed! Zachary's photograph will be published in the book Best of College Photography 2011. 

Adam Oldre has been selected as a winner for entering his photograph in the competition for the 1st annual Myrick Hixon EcoPark 2011 Calendar. Adam is currently a sophomore at UWL, majoring in Art.