Art students’ best works featured in Senior Show

April 5, 2017
Senior show poster

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Six senior art students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are the featured artists in the annual Senior Show, a gallery exhibition of the finest works they created throughout their formative years in the university’s art program. The exhibit will be on display Tuesday, April 4-Thursday, May 18 in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville.

An opening reception will be held in the gallery Tuesday, April 11, from 5-7 pm. The public exhibit and reception are free.

The show serves as a capstone for graduating art students enrolled in the Senior Show course, taught by Richard Moninski, distinguished lecturer of art at UW-Platteville, and provides students with training in how to plan and implement a gallery exhibition. Students planned the show, edited the work as a committee, selected the pieces to be displayed, learned about framing and presentation methods, prepared the gallery space and mounted the exhibition.

“The Senior Show allows students graduating from the art program to demonstrate the breadth and depth of their learning in the visual arts,” said Moninski. “This year’s exhibition presents work in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design and illustration, spanning a wide range of media. We are proud of our art students and wish them success as they make the transition to professional life.”

Students whose work is represented in the exhibition are Jessica Ellenbecker, Shanice Grimsled, Bri Iwans, Stacy Kieler, Emily Ramsey and Mercy Wilde.

“I am honored to be in the show and I am so proud to represent UW-Platteville,” said Shanice Grimsled, a senior graphic design major from Madison, Wisconsin.  “College has been a long road, and I am so excited to show my best work at the end of my undergraduate studies. What I love most about the creative process is how limitless creating is – the freedom of being able to create anything that my mind can imagine. Putting this show together has been so satisfying because I am able to see just how much incredible, imaginative work my colleagues and I have done.”

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To request disability accommodations, contact the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery at 608-342-2787.

The art program is a unit within the UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts.

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

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