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BFA senior exhibition to open Dec. 5 in Foster Gallery

November 25, 2013
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"Snapshot in Time" by Kelsey Temanson
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"Brooch of Gumess" by Kelsey Temanson

EAU CLAIRE — The Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition from Dec. 5-15.

Seven seniors who are candidates for bachelor of fine arts degrees will display their works. A reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 7.

Baxter Bauer, Durand, will exhibit graphic design works for a theoretical brewing company, DEX Brewing Co.

"I wanted to show a bold, classy and sophisticated product enjoyed by an audience of elegance," Bauer said.

Brandon Jenness, Eau Claire, will show portraitures for his exhibit, "People of Minot." It will focus on the city of Minot, N.D., and the people who travel there.

"People from all over the United States are being drawn to Minot in search of employment and money," Jenness said. "The result is a mixing pot of unique culture and personality."

Jenna Kippes, Somerset, will exhibit her works using liquid media, ink and charcoal drawing materials.

"My work is greatly influenced by nature and the freedom it represents," Kippes said. "Living objects and human bodies are often the subjects I choose to communicate messages about the human condition and independence from ourselves and our surroundings."

Amy Schleichert, St. Paul Park, Minn., will showcase a variety of media in her exhibit, including graphic design, photography and installation art.

"The work I will be exhibiting in my show is essentially a commentary on major national current political events," Schleichert said. "My intent is to expose the hypocrisy and disconnect between the media, the government and the people."

Shaina Sieh, Courtland, Minn., will show digital and inkjet prints that explore the subject of chaos.

"This series of images shows the chaos that is in every aspect of the mundane life, specifically through humans," Sieh said. "The contrasts, similarities and disorder are arranged to show chaos contrary to our human desire to order our world."

Kelsey Temanson, Stratford, will exhibit several types of works, including pastel drawings, a woodcut print, a lithograph and scratchboard drawings.

"My art typically relates the human body to the natural world, structurally and spatially," Temanson said. "My interest in human anatomy drives most of my work."

Megan Vlietstra, Birnamwood, will show cinematic photographs with a narrative quality for the viewers to interpret.

"I believe that we deal with reality all too often and I want my images to make you curious about what is going on by exploring fears, death and the supernatural world," Vlietstra said. "My current photos do just that by creating a dramatic scene in a common environment without telling you what happened or will happen. That's to be determined by the viewer."

Foster Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends.

For more information about gallery exhibits, contact Tom Wagener, Foster Gallery director, at wagenetk@uwec.edu or 715-836-2328.

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