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Annual gala showcases student work

March 31, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's annual student art exhibit will run April 2-17 in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Monroe-Brown Gallery.

The student show is one of the largest events of the year for WMU's Frostic School of Art. Its opening coincides with several activities that highlight the school's state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding student achievements. The exhibit and all related events are open to the public free of charge.

Frostic School of Art Spring Gala
Thursday, April 2

  • Student art exhibit opens, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m.--This year's exhibition curator is internationally recognized artist Don Harvey, who has lived and worked in Cleveland for the past 25 years. Harvey's richly eclectic portfolio spans a variety of media from industrial materials to digital images.
  • Honors ceremony, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 4 p.m.--Scholarships, exhibit awards and outstanding student achievements will be recognized at this time.
  • Reception, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, lobby, 5 p.m.
  • Open house, South Kohrman Hall, 6 to 8 p.m.--All studios will be open to the public. Guests will have a chance to watch a bronze pour in the foundry, see expert potters spin work in the ceramics studio, test their knowledge of art history to win prizes, and take home a portfolio of prints after watching the printmaking processes in action. Visitors can also design a sustainable tote bag with graphic designers, make a one-of-a-kind brooch with metals and jewelry students, and explore the art of portraiture with photography majors.

The Richmond Center's regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. For additional information, contact the Frostic School of Art Exhibitions Office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Don Desmett, (269) 387-2455, donald.desmett@wmich.edu

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