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Spring 2019 Crossman Gallery Exhibitions

We Give Our Consent
February 7 - February 26
John Milton wrote: "The power of kings and magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferred and committed to them in trust from the people, to the common good of them all, in whom the power yet remains fundamentally, and cannot be taken from them, without a violation of their natural birthright." Organized by UW-W faculty members Jeff Herriott, Nick Hwang and A. Bill Miller, this exhibit explores our collective willingness to surrender personal data through the use of social and online media. Digital games designed by the trio demonstrate the difficulty of navigating the internet without losing personal information. Support for our project has come from: UW-Whitewater FIRE Grant, College of Arts and Communication Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award and Undergrad Research Center's Research Apprentice Program. In addition to the faculty members involved, research apprentices include: Leah Blasczyk, Charlie Cruz, Wesley McWhorter, Sydney Myers, Alec Ochowski, and Nick Spaeth.

Spooky Boobs Collective
March 4 - March 22
Reception and Performance: Monday, March 4 from 5-7 pm
Spooky Boobs is a feminist collective that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women's experiences. SB was formed in 2014 around the goal of producing public artworks with a mission to halt the perpetuation of sexism in our culture. Situating themselves within the history of women's arts activism, they draw attention to prevalent language that continues to foster resentment and disrespect towards women, initiate community interaction to support the sharing of experiences, and instigate progress towards the eradication of misogynist language from our collective vocabulary. SB's work is manifested through art installations, performances, printed material, social media campaigns, and social interactions. SB is made up of three feminist artists: Amy Cannestra, Myszka Lewis and Maggie Snyder.

Annual Juried Student Show

April 5 - 20
Opening reception: April 5 from 5-7 pm; awards presentation at 6 pm
This exhibit involves a competitive process to select outstanding examples of student work in a variety of media. Over $1000 in awards will be given to the top student artists and designers including special recognition in the area of ceramics, metals, drawing, and printmaking.

BFA Entry and Junior Review
April 29 - May 4
Family and Friends Night: April 29 from 5-7 pm
Students will present works for review by Department of Art and Design faculty to determine their eligibility to enter the BFA program and to assess the progress and graduation status of Junior BFA track students.

BFA Exhibition

May 6 - 11
Opening reception: May 6 from 5-7 pm
Students graduating from the Department of Art and Design present their creative work in this group show. The exhibit typically feature works in all fine arts media including painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, metals, ceramics and computer assisted design.

Senior Show
May 13 - 18
Family and Friends Night: May 13 from 5-7 pm
Students graduating from the Department of Art and Design present their creative work in this group show. The exhibit typically feature works in all fine arts media including painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, metals, ceramics and computer assisted design.