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Landscapes Beyond Borders
Master Artists Inspire : en plein air

September 7 - October 13
Artist presentation, Light Recital Hall: Friday September 7 from 7 - 9 pm, reception follows in the Gallery

This fall, visiting artists Wang Guisheng, Li Jiaduo, Linxia Jiang, Zhen Wei and Gu Zong will exhibit plein air landscape paintings created during a month long period of travel in the U.S. The artists will start painting in Whitewater and nearby areas and will be inviting faculty, students and community members to join them in field. Works from these outings will provide the foundation for the works on display in the Crossman Gallery's first show of the semester. After a week, the artists will depart traveling across country, visiting national parks and creating traditional Chinese scroll paintings for the exhibit. Upon their return, they will participate in an immersive residency within the Department. Over the course of their stay, the visiting artists will present illustrated lectures on contemporary and traditional Chinese landscape painting, and provide painting and drawing demonstrations for students and the community.

Annual Iron Pour
September 29 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Metals Studio

Each fall semester, the Sculpture students at UW-Whitewater work together to create a spectacular iron pour event to present to the University as well as the community. Schools from all around the region are invited to participate as well. The students work for weeks to break iron bathtubs and radiators into Doritos-sized bits so that those bits can be melted down and poured out into molds to create iron sculptures. Not only do the students get to make work for their own class projects, but the iron pour also acts as a fund-raiser for other events throughout the semester such as bringing in visiting artists, or taking regional field trips. The community is invited to purchase sand molds, called scratch blocks, so that they can create their own designs and, after watching the pour, can go home with their very own iron tile. The event is free and open to everyone. It will take place this semester on Saturday, Sept 29 with most of the action taking place between 11am and 2pm. Come and go as you please or stay for the day! Scratch blocks can be purchased anytime from the Sculpture studio, CA1036, up until 10am, Sept 29!

Art Shay Photographs
October 22 - November 17
Opening: Thursday, October 25 from 5-7 pm

Internationally recognized photographer Art Shay (1922-2018) will be featured in this show organized from his archives. Shay served in the US Air Force as a bombardier during World War II. Following the war he worked at Life magazine and then went on to a career as a freelance photographer. His photographs have been published in major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Life, Time and other national publications. His sports images include vivid photographs of the Green Bay Packers during the Vince Lombardi era, heavyweight boxing champion Mohammed Ali, President John F. Kennedy and actor Marlon Brando.

Shay was also interested in life on the streets and this passion produced many images showing the people going about their lives in everyday circumstances.

During the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Shay captured on film the street demonstrations and conflicts between protestors and police and National Guard forces.

BFA Entry and Junior Review
November 26 - December 1
Friends and Family Night: November 26 from 5 - 7 pm
Students in the Department of Art and Design are invited to submit their portfolios for admission to the BFA Program and in the case of the Junior Review, receive approval to proceed to their final project and participation in the BFA Exhibit.

BFA Exhibition
December 3 -8
Reception: December 3 from 5 - 7 pm
Students completing the requirements for graduation with a BFA degree in studio art or design exhibit their work in this display.

Senior Adjudication
December 10 - 15
Friends and Family Night: December 10 from 5 - 7 pm
Students in the BA and BSE degree programs exhibit their senior portfolios in this annual review.