Art students display best works in senior exhibit

April 1, 2015
Senior Art Exhibit
Senior Art Exhibit

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Thirteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior art students have prepared the Senior Art Student Exhibition, a gallery exhibition of the finest works they produced in art classes. The exhibit will be on display in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery Monday, April 13-Friday, May 15. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free; all are welcome.

The show, a required course for all art majors, provides students with training in how to plan, edit, prepare and mount a gallery exhibition. The students planned the show and edited the work as a committee, with assistance from Steve Vance, professor of art at UW-Platteville, who is the instructor of the show and advisor for the graduating senior group. The students then completed all of the physical display work needed in preparing the event space and mounting the exhibition.

“I am pleased to say that the range and breadth of artworks that will be in the show is extensive,” said Vance. “The exhibiting students are putting together a body of works they should be very proud to show to the UW-Platteville campus community.”

The following students, all senior art majors graduating this spring, are enrolled in the course and exhibiting in the show: Taryn Apodaca, Shullsburg, Wis.; Morgan Behnke, New Glarus, Wis.; Rachel Bekele, Milwaukee, Wis.; Alyssa Graham, Shullsburg, Wis.; Emily Haverland, Potosi, Wis.; Arlyn (Hembel) Maas, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Arielle Huth, Richland Center, Wis.; Sarah Kloepping, Judah, Wis.; Timothy Mehlhorn, Dubuque, Iowa; Matthew Padley, Lodi, Wis.; Kayla Potts, Dodgeville, Wis.; Andrea Reynolds, Lancaster, Wis.; and Bailey Wallace, Mazomanie, Wis.

“The Senior Show gives art students the opportunity to display their work in a professional setting,” said Padley. “Exhibiting art students will get to show their talents and abilities to the public.”

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

As UW-Platteville pursues its vision of being recognized as the leading student-focused university for its success in achieving excellence, creating opportunities and empowering each individual, it is guided by four strategic planning priorities. The Senior Art Student Exhibition aligns with three of the priorities, including providing an outstanding education, fostering a community of achievement and respect and enriching the tri-state region. 

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191,


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