MAILED: Nov. 24, 2000
Fourteen University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire bachelor of fine arts degree candidates will exhibit their works in two senior shows that will run concurrently Dec. 9-17.
The opening reception for the shows will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The show titled Exit will feature design and illustration portfolios of the following nine students: seniors Kristin Balistreri, Pewaukee, Scott Gerber, Columbus, Tarrah Hessler, Amery, Kent Kromrey, Fall Creek, Tomi Johnson, Mankato, Minn., Meghan Marx, Marinette, William Rhamey, Eau Claire, Kai Skadahl, Schofield, and Jennifer Walde, Eleva.
I feel my design to be on the conservative side, very useful and interesting, said Balistreri, whose graphic design pieces include corporate identities, posters, brochures and a book design.
Rhamey said his work has a lot of postmodern influence. My design style reflects that of most contemporary designers, he said. I am very influenced by cutting-edge design.
The other five students will display studio art in an exhibit titled Vantage Point. The show will feature seniors Amy E. Gibault, Mondovi, Elizabeth Pavelski, Stevens Point, Derek N. Reiter, Menasha, Sharon Scheel, Eau Claire, and Katie Stellpflug, Monona.
Gibault used wood, bronze, clay, charcoal and acrylic paint in her various sculptures and drawings. My work is an exploration of life, memory and process as they relate to my identity, she said.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekends. The gallery also will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Call Tom Wagener, (715) 836-2328, for more information about gallery exhibits.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 24, 2000