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News and Events

Scholarship and Creative Achievement Exhibition
January 29 - 31
Reception: January 30 from 3-4:30 pm
This exhibit features examples of peer-reviewed research, publications and creative works from faculty and staff members of the university.

Nick Cave Workshop
February 1 - February 15
Students will be working in small groups in the gallery to create art works based on inspirational objects provided by Nick Cave during a visit to his studio in Chicago.

Nick Cave Lecture
February 15, 7:30pm pm Young Auditorium
Sponsored by the Dale and Annette Schuh Visiting Artist Endowment this lecture brings Nick Cave to our campus for a lecture. Nick Cave is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey.

Reading Material
February 22 - March 23
Opening reception: February 22 from 5-7 pm
Reading Material is an invitational group exhibit with a focus on artworks in which the materials employed are deliberately selected for their social, personal, cultural and material histories and as a result, central to the meaning of the work. With curatorial support from UW-Whitewater Professor Susan Messer and Professor Melanie Herzog of Edgewood College.

Annual Juried Student Show
April 9 - 14
Opening reception: April 9 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, book arts and printmaking.

Prints and Graphic Works by Leon Pescheret
April 20 - 28
Founder's Day reception: April 21
The university's collection of Leon Pescheret's prints and graphic works have been newly rematted and reframed through a very generous grant from our alum Michael Cesario. This inaugural exhibit will feature over 170 works displayed to coincide with the university's Sesquicentennial Celebration. Mr. Pescheret (March 15, 1892 - February 23, 1971) spent much of his working career living in Whitewater. His research into printmaking techniques took him to Europe and his graphic works includes images of historic architecture in England and France as well as the United States. City scenes of Whitewater are well represented, as are seascapes and scenes from the Southwest where he moved after closing up his studio in Whitewater.

BFA Entry and Junior Review
May 1 - May 4
Family and Friends Night: May 1 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 7 - 11
Opening reception: May 7 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 14 - 18
Family and Friends Night: May 14 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.