Crossman Gallery spotlights student artwork


Sydney Wojcik

Pictured above is a piece entitled, Momma Bear, by Emma Siskoff.

Sydney Wojcik, Arts & Recreation Editor

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Greenhill Center of the Arts is currently displaying a Student Juried Exhibition, located inside the Crossman Gallery. The exhibit which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 25 is open to the public for viewing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A wide variety of beautiful works created by student artists from the Department of Art and Design are displayed in an eye-catching manner, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Placed in the center of the room, a heart warming piece entitled, Momma Bear, by Emma Siskoff, depicts the strong form that mothers and solid structure that mothers often have in order to protect who they love. This is depicted by the artist through the use of wire. It is obvious that great attention was paid to the anatomy of the body as intricately manipulated lines are woven in and out of each other while maintaining a flow similar to that of a one-line drawing. 

Momma Bear is extremely unique and has the ability to touch the hearts of people of all ages as it symbolizes a special bond,” said Hannah Proctor, a sophomore at UW-Whitewater. 

Similarly, an untitled ceramic beauty by artist Marie Medic captures the attention of all who aim their eyes near the wall where it hangs. The gears flawlessly sculpted from clay burst with color adding an unexpected level of depth. The piece seems to represent the idea of the inability to stop time as each gear is finished with a continuation of lines that perfectly compliment the clock hands placed in the middle. 

“I love how the piece gives off an industrial vibe while simultaneously providing contrasting elements that draw the audience in,” said UW-Whitewater freshman, Ally Warburton.