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ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to “share their personal aspirations in a public space.”  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages.  Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project Before I Die.

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

 

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Printmaking

Time: 8:50 -11:20 AM

Location: Room 334, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Joel Elgin

UWL printmakers will perform live, death-defying acts of printmaking prowess. You are invited to bring an article of clothing and have it freshly printed with a UWL “Printfool” original artwork. This session will be repeated at 1:00 pm.

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Photography

Time: 8:50 -11:20 AM

Location: Room 26, WING Technology Center

Instructor: Linda Levinson

The Photography Area is welcoming visitors to attend a hands-on demonstration of camera-less images, otherwise known as Photograms, in the Wing 26 Darkroom.  Participants will leave with a creation or two of their own.

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Printmaking

Time: 1:10 - 3:40 PM

Location: Room 334, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Joel Elgin

UWL printmakers will perform live, death-defying acts of printmaking prowess. You are invited to bring an article of clothing and have it freshly printed with a UWL “Printfool” original artwork.

Artists in Conversation

Femme Gold

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Featured Guest: Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski talks about her use of culturally “classed” materials to create visual and performative artwork that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She will also share her specific concerns with the futuristic femme myth as it applies to queer and of color communities.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to “share their personal aspirations in a public space.”  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages.  Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project Before I Die.

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

Watch Them Work

Painting

Time: 9:25 - 11:55 AM

Location: Room 204, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Jennifer Terpstra

Roll up your sleeves and turn up the heat. Painting students will demonstrate monotype prints using heated paints. This is a great way to integrate drawing and painting. Text can be combined in order to add to the visual narrative and create your own one-of-a kind, colorful and expressive works on paper.

Watch Them Work

The Visual Storytelling Elements of Comics

Time: 9:25 - 11:55 AM

Location: Room 203, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Moxie Stoermer

Explore the graphic conventions that are used to tell stories visually using the medium of a comics; basic tools that let the artist create a sense of time and continuity.

 

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to “share their personal aspirations in a public space.”  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages.  Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project Before I Die.

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

Watch Them Work

Painting

Time: 9:25 - 11:55 AM

Location: Room 204, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Jennifer Terpstra

Roll up your sleeves and turn up the heat. Painting students will demonstrate monotype prints using heated paints. This is a great way to integrate drawing and painting. Text can be combined in order to add to the visual narrative and create your own one-of-a kind, colorful and expressive works on paper.

Watch Them Work

The Visual Storytelling Elements of Comics

Time: 9:25 - 11:55 AM

Location: Room 203, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Moxie Stoermer

Explore the graphic conventions that are used to tell stories visually using the medium of a comics; basic tools that let the artist create a sense of time and continuity.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to “share their personal aspirations in a public space.”  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages. Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project Before I Die.

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

Watch Them Work

Metalsmithing

Time: 8:50 - 11:20 AM

Location: Room 20, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Bradley Nichols

Art majors will demonstrate non-ferrous metal working skills they developed through the UWL Metalsmithing curriculum. Students will be available to answer technical questions, discuss creative influences, as well as guide spectators through the well-equipped Metalsmithing studio.

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Blacksmithing

Time: 8:50 - 11:20 AM

Location: Room 23, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Bradley Nichols

Art majors will demonstrate traditional Blacksmithing techniques. Students will be available to answer technical questions, discuss creative influences, as well as guide spectators through the Blacksmithing studio.

Watch Them Work

Ceramics

Time: 8:50 - 11:20 AM

Location: Room 25, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Karen Terpstra

The Ceramics Area in the Department of Art at UWL welcomes visitors to attend a hands-on demonstration of ceramics-making techniques. After observing the process, participants will have an opportunity to try the techniques themselves.

Presentation

Hear, Here

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Instructor: Ariel Beaujot

Listen to a preview of Hear, Here, a location-based mobile phone operated project, located in downtown La Crosse, aimed at presenting the known and widely unknown stories of downtown’s people and places. On April 12th 2015 Hear, Here will install street-level signs at thirty locations so the people and visitors of the downtown area can hear and connect with these stories. People will also have the option of sharing their own stories of downtown La Crosse, which will be added to the project as it develops. Professor Beaujot will share details about the project and some of the stories collected to date.