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Senior Show is next art exhibit at UIS

April 10, 2007

Contact: Lara Stremsterfer, 217/206-6506, visarts-ga@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – Graduating seniors in the University of Illinois at Springfield's Visual Arts program will present "UIS Student Show: 3 Galleries," from May 3 through 15. Three exhibits of work by 17 students will showcase a variety of styles and media, including graphic design, sculpture, painting, and photography.

Images from the Senior ExhibitThe exhibits will be on display in the Lincoln Residence Hall Great Room, Public Affairs Center, and Visual Arts Gallery, all on the UIS campus. An opening reception will be held at each location from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. All the exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

Two-dimensional work will be the focus of the show in the LRH Great Room. Paintings by Gabriel Garnett, Catherine Morrison, Megan Rigoni-McCormic, Ryan Sponsler, and Nina Weiss, along with photographs by Dave Kube, demonstrate a broad view on identity through six very different perspectives. Themes include gender, sexuality, self-representation, and childhood.

Themes of individual identity are also central to the exhibit in the Public Affairs Center. Selected works by Jeremy Wilburn, Nicholas Malone, Dustin Schlindwein, Adam Perschbacher, Tricia Sennings, and Mikey Romano all pursue similarly vibrant objectives. The exhibit will be shown in the ground floor lobby on May 3 only and will relocate to the PAC's third floor atrium on May 4.

The exhibit in the gallery will feature a collection of two- and three-dimensional works by Amanda Graham, Krista Hall, Nicole Koch, Jeff Robinson, and Matthew Schultz that address themes of identity and morality in various styles. 

The Public Affairs Center lobby area and atrium are accessible Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The LRH Great Room is located on the first floor of Lincoln Residence Hall, on the west side of campus; the facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, contact Lara Stremsterfer by e-mail at visarts-ga@uis.edu or by phone at 206-6506.

 

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