WMU News

'The Hunt' is on for works of art

Sept. 20, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Students at Western Michigan University can win tickets to performances in the College of Fine Arts and other prizes while they discover--literally--10 works of art from the University's Art Collection.

All WMU students are invited to participate in "The Hunt," which officially began last week and continues through Monday, Oct. 18. Similar to a scavenger hunt, participating students use a set of clues to locate and identify the 10 works of art, all of which are in public buildings or open spaces on the university's West Campus.

Clues for The Hunt can be picked up from Kris Kenz in the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office. Clues are also available on a Web page that provides more information about the art-hunting contest, <www.wmich.edu/cfa/journey/hunt.html>.

All students who complete The Hunt will receive a small prize. Grand Prize winners will be drawn from all completed entries. Grand Prizes include tickets to the University Theatre performance of "Settling Sophia," or the Department of Dance's "Winter Concert of Dance," or tickets to the Young Concert Artists or Faculty Artists Series of concerts, or CDs from the School of Music.

The Hunt is part of this year's College of Fine Arts-sponsored "Journey of the Spirit: Exploring Beauty," which features public lectures, performances and exhibitions in art, dance, music and theatre throughout the academic year. The first piece of art in The Hunt is "Hubert" by Ed Paschke, which is part of the School of Art's Print Collection. "Hubert" is a featured work and will be be displayed in four different campus locations during the year, but only one place during The Hunt.

The deadline for submitting completed Hunt forms is Oct. 18. Completed forms should be taken or sent to Kris Kenz, College of Fine Arts, 3001 Dalton Center, mail stop 5421. Questions about the contest should be referred to Kenz at (269) 387-5810 or <kris.kenz@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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