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UW-Eau Claire Students Invited to Submit
Work for 50th Annual Juried Student Art Show

RELEASED: April 12, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — All University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students are invited to submit up to three artworks produced in the last year for possible inclusion in the 50th Annual Juried Student Art Show at UW-Eau Claire.

Only UW-Eau Claire students are eligible to submit work, which should be delivered to the Foster Gallery in the Haas Fine Arts Center April 19-20.

This year's juror, acclaimed New York artist Lane Twitchell, will select works that in his judgment best make up a cohesive exhibition. He will award first, second and third place as well as five honorable mention cash awards. The resulting exhibit will go on display Thursday, April 26, with an opening reception for presentation of juror awards and scholarships scheduled for that evening, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Foster Gallery. The exhibit will run through May 11.

Twitchell, selected as this year's juror by UW-Eau Claire art & design faculty members, will present an artist lecture at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, in Room 101 of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Twitchell was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1967 but now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In a 2002 New York Times review of one of Twitchell's shows, "Private Property," Grace Glueck wrote that "layers of clever craftsmanship wrap Mr. Twitchell's big themes: the expanding American suburb, with its domestic architecture; the great Western spaces; and the car culture that is the country's curse and blessing. His 'paintings' appear as elaborately worked space-age circuit boards: grids made of paper cut and folded in floral and geometric designs, embellished with mirrors and contained in smooth surface acrylic boxes."

And in a review of a 2005 New York show at the Greenberg Van Doren Gallery on Fifth Avenue, Ken Johnson also wrote about Twitchell's "wonderfully delicate and expansive filigree," saying, "Mr. Twitchell continues to produce astoundingly intricate patterns by folding and cutting into sheets of paper as large as six feet square. Close examination discovers all kinds of cultural signifiers and underpainting and overpainting enhance the complication."

Foster Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening and 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information about gallery exhibits, call Foster Gallery director Tom Wagener at 715-836-2328.

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