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“Hello from Harta” exhibit showcases variety of mediums

Caleb Kahila, Assistant Arts & Recreation Editor January 17, 2021

The Whitewater Arts Alliance is hosting a virtual art exhibition that will last until January 31 featuring art pieces made by Nicol Holder. The “Hello from Harta” Art Exhibition provides unique pieces...

Students win big at juried show

Students win big at juried show

Twenty-five awards were given to the best art submissions
Samantha Lynn, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor April 15, 2019

Students of UW-Whitewater were honored for their art work during the reception of the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit April 9. Students, faculty, parents and community members gathered in the Crossman...

Whitewater Main Street Festival supports one final cause

Whitewater Main Street Festival supports one final cause

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor February 25, 2019

The Whitewater Main Street Festival committee has announced that the festival will come to an end. The festival, which first started in 2014 as a way to support the arts in Whitewater, was able to...

MAGD department to host annual expo

MAGD department to host annual expo

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter May 7, 2018

On Wednesday, May 9, from 4-8 p.m., UW-Whitewater will host its annual Media Arts and Game Development Expo stationed in the Hamilton Room. Casual gamers, A-V enthusiasts and hardcore 8-Bit fanatics alike...

Senior Janay Newman, a public relations intern for Roberta’s Art Gallery, prepares a photo for display ahead of the March 1 grand opening. A reception will be held at the gallery March 6.

Contest features sights from abroad

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor March 5, 2018

Wander, Explore, Discover, and Reflect: UW-Whitewater’s fifth Annual International Photo Contest Exhibit runs from March 1-20 in Roberta’s Art Gallery. The exhibit is led by the Center for Global...

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2017

      Kiki Smith is a world-renowned artist who admits she has friends who will not let her paint portraits of them, for fear she will make them look ten years older. Smith...

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor March 6, 2017

Andy Warhol’s artwork is like an all you can eat buffet for your eyes- it assaults your senses and makes you question reality.    I was recently traipsing through  the contemporary  section of the...

Navajo silversmiths visit Whitewater

Navajo silversmiths visit Whitewater

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer March 6, 2017

The captivating, intricate and respectable hand-crafted work of a world renowned Navajo silversmith is building anticipation and excitement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Allison Snowhawk...

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WOTA misses mark for art education

February 23, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016 As the Arts and Rec Editor for the Royal Purple, one might think that if anyone liked World of the Arts (WOTA) it would be me, but those people would be mistaken. The purpose of...

Sculptor reveals secrets to students

Sculptor reveals secrets to students

September 30, 2015

By Mary Davisson A&R Assistant Editor   Students group around visiting sculptor Chuck Kraus on Sept. 24 as he constructs a mold for his upcoming iron pour. The Wisconsin-based artist...

Sitting Bull, queens, a truck: Warhol art arrives

Sitting Bull, queens, a truck: Warhol art arrives

February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   It all started with a letter. Crossman Gallery Director Michael Flanagan said the Andy Warhol Foundation of New York City sent a letter to UW-Whitewater...

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