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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

May 5, 2013
Alison Aune | Professor and Area Chair Art Education/Museum Education | 218 726-6216 |
Lori Melton | Communication Associate | External Affairs | 218 726-8830 |

UMD Art Education Program Presents Faces of Earth: Art by Children and Youth

DULUTH, MN – The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Art Education Program has organized an exhibit of artwork by students from area schools taught by alumni of the program. The exhibit will be on display on Tuesday, May 7, from 5–7 p.m. with music by Rachael Kilgour and Saturday May 11, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Magic Smelt and Pineapple Workshop and Gallery at 134 W 1st Street. The Saturday event includes art making activities for artists of all ages.

The exhibition of K-12 student work comes from the classrooms of six UMD graduates of the art education program who are current working as area art teachers: Susan Ranfranz, Congdon and Lowell Elementary School, Duluth; Tiffany Quade, Churchill Elementary School, Cloquet; Amber Burns, Marshall Middle School, Duluth; Lucas Anderson, Marshall High School, Duluth; Robb Quisling, Hermantown High School, Hermantown; and Adam Kemptar, Esko High School, Esko.

UMD Art Education faculty, students, and alumni are finding new ways to promote sustainable arts education programming. "We are committed to continued university-school-community partnerships for all children and youth and are seeking ways to work together with area K-12 art specialists, administrators, community leaders, parents, families, and artists," said Alison Aune, professor and area chair of Art Education at UMD. "These collaborations will reinvigorate and support creativity, innovation, and artistic imagination in schools through meaningful art."

This exhibition is supported by a University of Minnesota Duluth Strategic Initiative Grant and a School of Fine Arts Professional Development Grant with special thanks to Dan King.

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