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  • Art in the Mug

    For the past few years, Murphy Library has partnered with the Department of Art to produce an ongoing art exhibition series featuring the artwork of UW-L students, faculty, and staff. The exhibitions run for about a month and feature a variety of artistic works ranging from painting, metalwork, sculpture, quilting, drawing, and much more. Check back often as we post more information about upcoming shows.

    For more information about this program, please contact Marc Manke at Murphy Library, mmanke@uwlax.edu


    India, My Didi

    Date:

    April 1 - April 30

    Opening Reception:

    April 8, 2014 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Murphy's Mug, Murphy Library, UW-L

    Featuring the images and objects from 13 UW-L students and their professor:

    Alina Piotrowski, Austin Baar, Lydia Russell, Cody Fortney, Noelle Griffiths, Chong Her, Claire Gocker, Korina Harman, Rachel Helgeson, Mackenzie Ray, Megan Roundy, Jill Blanchard, Amy McCubbins, and Professor Ayesha Patnaik.
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    Image courtesy of Megan Roundy

    About the exhibition

    India, My Didi is a photo, video, and object exhibition documenting the study abroad experience of 13 UW-L students who traveled with Ayesha Patnaik, Communication Studies, through India. The exhibition is a snapshot, encapsulating student experiences of India's encompassing, sometimes overwhelming combination of beauty, humanity, hospitality and extreme disparity. The students chose to personify India with the reverential "didi" or “respected older sister” as a tribute to their enriching experiences there.

    The exhibition pairs objects and images with the experiences, lessons, memories, and most importantly stories gained by Patnaik's students, allowing the UW-L campus community to share in the study abroad experiences and perspectives of the participating students.

    This exhibition was made possible through the collaboration and sponsorship of the students and faculty involved, the Office of International Education, and Murphy Library..

    For more information about the students study abroad experience, please contact Ayesha Patnaik,Apatnaik@uwlax.edu

    For more information about the exhibition, please contact Marc Manke at Murphy Library, mmanke@uwlax.edu


    Common Obsessions: 

    Michael Spicer, Megan Danahy, and Madison Hager

     Date:

     February 14 - March 14

    About the show

    “Common Obsessions” is new exhibition featuring the works of UW-L students Michael Spicer, Megan Danahy, and Madison Hager. The exhibition will be held in Murphy's Mug coffee shop on the first floor of Murphy Library and features jewelry, paintings, drawings, textiles, and installation works. Michael, Megan, and Madison were selected to show their works from a pool of student exhibition proposals. The exhibition is a partnership with Murphy Library and the Art Department.

    For more Information see the individual artist’s profiles below:

    Artists:

    Michael Spicer
    Michael Spicer
    Megan Danahy
    Megan Danahy
    Madison Hager
    Madison Hager

    Michael Spicer

    Artist Statement:
    Process is defined as “a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.” Although this is a variety of different methods and conceptual ideas as an artist, all of these works share a common trait, process. My intent as an artist in this work is to further explore the technical processes in order to progress my knowledge in the field of metals. This concept reinforces the structure we share in much of our society and especially education, gradually learning more information all related to a process.

    Megan Danahy

    Artist Statement:
    This body of work is centered on how joy and inner-peace can be expressed. We all have our ways of communicating our emotions and how they can be provoked or motivated, but its “what” causes that emotion to occur. My reasons are simple, for it is up to the viewer to reflect on what foundations their joy and inner-peace.

    Madison Hager

    Artist Statement:

    My work interacts with the space and light- the way the light reflects off of it and the way light moves through it. When I create art, I often think of the space in which it will be displayed. I then work with the space so my art complements it. I also like to use non traditional materials and am always experimenting with new materials.

     

    For more information, contact Marc Manke at Murphy Library, mmanke@uwlax.edu


    Foundations Showcase - Fall 2013

    Foundations Showcase - Fall 2013

    Date:

    December 6, 2013 - February 3, 2014

    Featuring the work of the following students:

    Emily Albrecht, Jacob Blackford, Melissa Heller, Carly Juzwik, Jessica Kramer,  Pa Houa Lee, Hannah Ross, Alayna Stein, Kelly Zimmerman, Sarah Heyer, Ashley Block, Madline Thorn, Kayla Debacco, Toni LaBreche, Jill Bagniefsky, Rachel Cain, Alyssa Hensen, Shellady Udoni, Ryan Borgardt, Tristan Hayes, Allison Johnson, Mai Zoua Vang, Yu Guan, Jake Parks, Abbigail Pominville, Amanda Ramos, Jacob Akin, Dan Devine, Allison White, Bailey Hauser, Paige Weier, Sabrina Bruehling, Michael Knappik, Madeline Thorne, Emma Wuerslin, Kayla Kirchner, Elisabeth West, Danielle VanBrabant, Alexa Fritsch, Rebecca Marks , Madalyn Salm, Elinor Brown-Lucas, Nou Lee, Mellissa Buss, Danielle Pursell, Allison Julia Yemm, Timothy Young, Jessica Zicket , Elinor Brown-Lucas, Emily Rebarchek, Madline Thorn, Laura Mead, Drew Guillien

    About:

     

    Every Fall and Spring Murphy Library host an exhibition of artworks completed by students enrolled in any art foundations classes at UW-L. This semester, classes taught by Binod Shresthra, Bradley Nichols, Stella Vognar, and  Randy Reeves will be showing their works in the library.  The works range from sculptures, videos, photographs, drawings, paintings, books,and many other art mediums. For this exhibition the artworks were curated by students enrolled in the classes.

    Foundations courses at UW-L within the Department of Art explore visual arts as a language to investigate and understand the inherent role visual arts plays in society and the development of culture. Students use close observation, analysis of visual perceptions, and experiences with various drawing, digital, and three dimensional materials to expand visual vocabulary and to synthesize concept & thematic development with creative process and design concerns. This capstone student juried exhibition demonstrates our students' effort in investigating visual art as a language in the context of liberal arts education.

    This art exhibition is made possible by a partnership between Murphy Library and the Art Department.

    For more information about the exhibition, contact Marc Manke at Murphy Library, mmanke@uwlax.edu.


    Selections from the Painting Studio

    Date:

    October 25 - November 16

    Artists:

    Jill Bagniefski, Brechtje Bennett, Jim Bennett, Mellissa Buss, Megan Danahy, Jenna Gilmore, Nicole Herrmann, Carrie Hilson, Lauren Keesler, Olivia Kennedy, Natalie Kotnik, Danielle Nolden, Amy Peplinski, Ellen Pfeffer, Alyssa Shurbert-Hetzel, Charleton Skinner, Stacey Smith, Kelsey Walsh

    Artist Meet and Greet:

    November 13th from 3 p.m. till 4 p.m. in Murphy Library, UW-L

     

    Charleton Skinner - After Gilbert Gaul
    Charleton Skinner
    Danielle Nolden - Thank You Society
    Danielle Nolden
    Olivia Kennedy - Touch the Coals
    Olivia Kennedy

    Murphy Library will host an artist meet and greet for an art exhibition featuring the works of UW-L art students Jill Bagniefski, Brechtje Bennett, Jim Bennett, Mellissa Buss, Megan Danahy, Jenna Gilmore, Nicole Herrmann, Carrie Hilson, Lauren Keesler, Olivia Kennedy, Natalie Kotnik, Danielle Nolden, Amy Peplinski, Ellen Pfeffer, Alyssa Shurbert-Hetzel, Charleton Skinner, Stacey Smith, Kelsey Walsh. The reception is from 3:00 -4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 in Murphy’s Mug.

    The coffee shop on the first floor of Murphy Library features the works of UW-L Students. The exhibition, titled “Selections from the Painting Studio”, runs from October 25 till November 16. The art works were selected from Painting classes lead by professor Jennifer Williams Terpstra.

    Terpstra explains the show:
    "The work in this show was developed throughout various levels of painting. Students in the introductory level have been studying spatial illusion in interior and exterior environments and exploring the attributes of the medium of oil. Other primary concerns include design, light and shadow, and the role of color in creating a complete painting.”

    The artist event and exhibition are a partnership with Murphy Library and the Art Department.

    For more information about the reception or exhibition, contact Marc Manke at Murphy Library, mmanke@uwlax.edu.


    Katherine Liu, Analese Nechvatal, Andrew Musil

    Date:

    September 20 - October 12

    Artists:

    Katherine Liu, Analese Nechvatal, and Andrew Musil

    Opening Reception:

    September 20, 2013 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Murphy Library, UW-L

     

    Katerine Liu
    Katherine Liu
    Analese Nechtaval
    Analese Nechvatal
    Andre Musil
    Andrew Musil

    On Friday September 20th, at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Murphy Library will host an art opening for a new exhibition featuring the works of Katherine Liu, Analese Nechvatal, and Andrew Musil. The opening will be held in Murphys Mug coffee shop on the first floor of Murphy Library and features the works of students, who are art majors at UW-L. All members of the campus community are invited to drop by during the event, view the works, and speak with the artists.

    Katherine, Analese, and Andrew were selected to show their works from a pool of student exhibition proposals. Each artist will be showing a separate body of work, which includes photographs and other artistic works. The opening event and exhibition is a partnership with Murphy Library and the Art Department, and immediately precedes the opening of “BIOMORPH:  Contemporary Metals Invitational” at the Center for Fine Arts Main Gallery beginning at 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    For more information, contact Marc Manke at Murphy Library, mmanke@uwlax.edu

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