Faculty artwork on display

March 2, 2017

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The artwork of six University of Wisconsin-Platteville art faculty and instructional staff members is on display at the UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition through Saturday, April 1, in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.

The exhibition includes a variety of artworks, including fiber installation, water color and ink on paper, camouflage printed canvas, sketches, paintings, photos and ceramics.

Featured artists include Bruce Howdle, senior art lecturer; Richard Moninski, distinguished lecturer of art; Gregory Nelson, associate art professor; Daniel O’Brien, art lecturer; Carole Spelić, senior art lecturer; and Steve Vance, art professor.

“It's especially important that our students get to see what we do and how we do it,” said Moninski. “We spend so much time in critique of their work. It’s appropriate that they get to see the kinds of aesthetic decisions we make in order to understand who we are as artists as well as teachers.”

“It’s always exciting to put this show together and to see all of our work on display,” said Nelson. “We spend so much time seeing the students’ work that we oftentimes don't get a chance to see what our colleagues are working on.”

O’Brien added, “The exhibit is an exciting opportunity to afford students, peers and colleagues a glimpse at the ideas and images that shape me as an artist—e.g. process elevated above iconic ideology—in tandem with the tutorial and educational goals of the classroom.”

“The works I have in the show are product design drawings created for Tiffany & Co. that the public has never seen,” said Vance. “It’s a side of my art career that I have always wanted to show but never took the opportunity to do so. As for the show itself, it is always an opportunity for the campus community to see the professional activity art faculty have outside of their teaching careers.”

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 pm.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery at 608-342-2787.

Written by: Laurie A. Hamer, Communications Specialist, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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