News and Events
PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS SETS 2 NEW DEGREES
March 30, 2017
To help fill the growing demand for graduates who can think creatively and become innovative problem solvers in the 21st century, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts will offer two additional degrees in fall 2017: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education.
Alumna Wins T-shirt design contest
February 24, 2017
Haley Hurst, a 2016 UW-Platteville graduate, was recently chosen as the Milwaukee Brewers' Fan-Shirt Friday Design Contest winner. Her design will be featured on 20,000 shirts and given away at a game this summer.
Students to display works in exhibition
November 21, 2016
The works of more than 40 students from the Department of Performing and Visual Arts’ art program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be featured in “November Show” student art exhibition, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 30-Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the Five Legs Gallery, Art Building lobby.
Students exhibit work in Dubuque gallery tour
October, 25, 2016
More than 20 University of Wisconsin-Platteville graphic design, studio art and art education students exhibited their work in the “Fall into Art” gallery tour Oct. 7-8 at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Students provide graphic design services to community
May 2, 2016
Seven students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville have the opportunity to develop graphic design campaigns for seven nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin. The projects are enabling the students to gain graphic design skills in a professional setting and helping prepare them for careers beyond the educational environment.
Faculty artwork on exhibit at UW-Platteville
March 9. 2016
The artwork of seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville art faculty and instructional staff members is on display at the UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition through Friday, April 8, in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.
Exhibition hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. On Wednesday, March 9, there will be an opening reception held in the Nohr Gallery from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to everyone.
The exhibition includes a variety of artworks, from painting to fiber to ceramics.
Featured artists include Carole Spelić, senior art lecturer; Bruce Howdle, senior art lecturer; Richard Moninski, distinguished lecturer of art; Gregory Nelson, associate art professor; Daniel O'Brien, art lecturer; Diane Sterba, art lecturer; and Steve Vance, art professor.
students visit sofa exhibition in chicago
November 10, 2015
Students traveled to Chicago to view the SOFA (Sculpture Object Functional Art and Design) exhibition this month. Six students and Bruce Howdle spent the day in Chicago viewing the 22nd Annual SOFA Chicago exhibition and area galleries.
Graphic design students engage with the community
April 20, 2015
Graphic Design Four is the last graphic design class that University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are required to take before graduation. When students take this class, they are one step away from graduating. This is the reason that Gregory Nelson, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2002, has developed a program that will prepare his students for their upcoming careers.
April 13 - May 15, 2015
University of Wisonsin-Platteville senior art students have prepared the Art Program Senior Show, a gellery exhibition of the finest works they produced in art classes. The exhibit is on display in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery April 13 through May 15, 2015.
Art Faculty exhibition: march 3-April 10
March 3, 2015
The artwork of 10 University of Wisconsin-Platteville art faculty and instructional staff members will be on display at the “UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition” March 3 through April 10 in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.
Exhibition hours will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An opening reception will be held March 3 in the Nohr Gallery from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to everyone.
students participate in Fall into art exhibition: October 3-4, 2014
September 22, 2014
More than 50 University of Wisconsin-Platteville graphic design, studio art and art education students will exhibit their work in the “Fall into Art” gallery tour on Oct. 3-4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 781 Locust Street, in Dubuque, Iowa. Read More...
platteville art students take second place in artslam competition
September 20, 2014
Three University of Wisconsin-Platteville students won second place in the Voices Art Slam 2014 arts and cultural event competition in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 20. The prize of $500 was divided evenly between them.
The students included Laura Grotjan, a senior fine art major from Neenah, Wis.; Ben Hying, a senior fine art: graphic design major from Dollar Bay, Mich.; and Robert Jinkins, a current sculpture student at UW-Platteville from Rewey, Wis. Read More...
May 1, 2014
A unique, 6-foot-wide, ceramic sculptural interpretation of a Steinway concert grand piano keyboard and mural have been installed in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts. The sculpture is titled “Opus 88.” Read More...
April 23, 2014
Thirteen University of Wisonsin-Platteville senior art students have prepared the Art Program Senior Show, a gellery exhibition of the finest works they produced in art classes. The exhibit is on display in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery Through May 16, 2014. Read More...
art Faculty exhibition: NCECA Clay conference
March 4, 2014
As part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference, held March 19-22 in Milwaukee, WI this year, the Nohr Gallery will exhibit selected works by UW-Platteville Art faculty. As part of a regional exhibition of work created with clay, that includes galleries and studios in Madison, Mineral Point, Dodgeville, and other regional cities, the work will be on display through March 22, 2014. Read More...
UW-Platteville clay club valentine's day sale
February 13-14, 2014
On February 13th & 14th in the Wisconsin Room of the Markee Pioneer Student Center, the Clay Club held their first Clay Sale of the semester in conjunction with the Horticulture Club. The sales ran from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and there were many visitors to the room including students, faculty, and members of the community. While the Horticulture Club brought a variety of plants from succulents, like Hen & Chicks Plants, Orchids, and African Violets for patrons to buy, we provided a large variety of pieces from Clay Club members ranging from cups, to pots, to sculptures, to abstract pieces. Just about any type of ceramic was represented at the sale. The sale was a great success and we thank the Horticulture Club for hosting the sale with us again and we are looking forward to our end of the year sale in May, which will be held outside of the Art Building.
uw-platteville students to attend sofa exhibition in chicago
On November 2, 2013, students will attend the SOFA Expo in Chicago. The SOFA Expo is the world’s foremost art fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design.
JINKINS AWARDED BY THE WISCONSIN REGIONAL ART ASSOCIATION
Ocotber 23, 2013
Robert Jinkins, senior fine arts major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was recognized for his painting “Almost Home.” He received the Joseph E. Burk award from the 2013 annual Wisconsin Regional Art Association. The conference was held in Madison, Wis. on Sept. 22 and the award included a $200 prize. His work had previously been chosen for the WRAA conference during a regional art show last October. Read More...
Panty Pulping calls an end to sexual and domestic violence
October 9-10, 2013
Panty Pulping calls an end to sexual and domestic violence through the transformative process of hand papermaking. Panty Pulping is an interactive workshop which invites everyone to transform their underwear into paper art in solidarity against sexual and domestic violence. The project uses unmentionables to address the unmentionable, inviting the public to snip and pulp undergarments in a statement against violence. In exposing the underwear, we symbolically expose hidden violence and transform it reflecting resiliency and empowerment. The Panty Pulping workshop is ongoing, so students, classes, pedestrians are invited to come for as little time as they can; or as long as they want to stay. The process from start to finish takes about an hour.
UW-Platteville Students win grand prize at Art Slam
September 21, 2013
Three University of Wisconsin-Platteville students won a $1,000 prize at the Voices Art Slam arts and cultural event in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 21. The students included Laura Grotjan, a senior fine art major from Neenah, Wis.; Christina Harris, a senior fine art major from Galena, Ill.; and Michael Ward, a senior fine art major from Madison, Wis.
Date to Be Announced
The art department at UW-Platteville offers students a unique educational experience to work one-on-one with faculty who actually work in the fields they teach.