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UIU to host area high school artists

Approximately 160 artists from nine area high schools have registered for the annual Northeast Iowa High School Art Show at Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in Fayette Wednesday, March 29. Hosted by the Upper Iowa University Art Department, the exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards are scheduled to be presented at noon.

Student works include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, computer graphics/graphic design, photography and mixed media. Current UIU art students will conduct demonstrations for the high school artists as part of the event’s art education program.

The judge for the 2017 art show is Angela Waseskuk. The Cedar Falls artist received her BFA in painting in 2003 from the University of Northern Iowa and her MFA in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies in 2007 from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2002, she studied at the Yale Summer School of Art in Norfolk, Connecticut, and in 2005, she was an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Waseskuk is currently the University of Northern Iowa Foundations coordinator and an adjunct instructor of art.

Participating high schools include artists from Central Elkader, Clayton Ridge, Crestwood, North Fayette Valley, New Hampton, Oelwein, South Winn, Starmont and Wapsie Valley. Upper Iowa has been involved in the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show for over 30 years.

Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery is located in the Edgar Fine Arts Hall at UIU’s Fayette Campus. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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