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Annual Student Exhibit Reception and Open Studio Event


The Department of Art & Design at UMD invites the public to attend the Annual Student Exhibition at the The Artery, Opening Reception, and Open Studio events on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to be held at the UMD campus.

Art & Design's Annual Student Exhibition runs April 5 - May 1, 2016 at The Artery, a UMD Art & Design gallery located in the Life Sciences building, room 307. This is an annual exhibition of work done by UMD students that is juried by visiting artists. The jurors this year are Gaku Tsutaja, New York multimedia and installation artist, and Dan Baggenstoss, art director for the Minneapolis design firm, Capsule. The exhibition features creative work across a range of media, including animation, ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, motion graphics, packaging design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. Join us for music and refreshments; check out the student’s work, salon style, chat with the student community and stay for the award ceremony.

On Saturday April 23, UMD's Department of Art & Design will opens its doors to the public to view student work and facilities from 1- 4 p.m. The Open Studio event includes classroom tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, live music, and an affordable art sale of student work. The studios are located in ABAnderson Hall, Montague Hall, and the Humanities Building at 1201 Ordean Court on UMD's campus.

The Open Studio event is a joint effort created by Art & Design majors and student groups, including the Student Design Organization, Student Photographic Cooperative, Media Arts Club, Mud Guild, Art Education Club, Art History Symposium, and the Art Guild. Students will display creative work and demo various art processes such as stone lithography printmaking and screen-printing, ceramics wheel throwing, welding, stop-motion animation, and digital art techniques including interactive projection. The public is invited to take part in a photo booth, art education activities, henna tattoos, wheel-throwing tournaments, interactive painting, piñatas and more.

Student work from all art and design areas will be on display, including the senior portfolios of the UMD Graphic Design majors. Affordable art, ceramics, and posters will be available for purchase, in addition to Open Studio T-shirts. Food will also be available at the Pop Art Café, sponsored by the Art History Symposium. Short films by the Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth will be screening throughout the event. The Open Studio event promises to be a fun and interactive day, perfect for all ages and families!

After touring the Art & Design studios, the public is welcome to attend the Annual Student Exhibition Reception, which will be held in the Swenson Science Building Atrium from 4- 6 p.m. The exhibition reception will feature live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. to announce the exhibition prizes and honor UMD Art & Design scholarship students.

Bring your discerning eye, a creative spirit, and join us on April 23 at the UMD Department of Art & Design, where we have fun down to a fine art!

Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Department of Art & Design:
Jane Ebersviller, department phone: 726-8225 

April 2016.
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