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Students win big at juried show

Students win big at juried show

Samantha Lynn, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Rec, carousel

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 Gallery to see the display of some of the best student artwork. Michael Flanagan, who is the director o...

Whitewater Main Street Festival supports one final cause

Whitewater Main Street Festival supports one final cause

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 25, 2019


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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 award several artistic merit awards to local students throughout the years with the funds it raised...

MAGD department to host annual expo

MAGD department to host annual expo

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

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 will occupy the event to observe the new installments and innovations being carried out by their peer...

Contest features sights from abroad

Contest features sights from abroad

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

March 5, 2018


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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 Experiences office and aims to highlight UW-Whitewater students’ and faculty members’ global p...

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Rec

      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 shared that thought, as well as others, with a nearly-packed Young Auditorium for her opening lectu...

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

March 6, 2017


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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 Art Institute in Chicago, getting ready to leave, when something suddenly caught my eye... the Andy Warho...

Navajo silversmiths visit Whitewater

Navajo silversmiths visit Whitewater

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Rec

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 Lee, award-winning artist and one of the greatest American Silversmiths, is visiting Whitewater for ...

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November 1, 2016


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WOTA misses mark for art education

WOTA misses mark for art education

February 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

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 art, in my humble opinion, is to be appreciated, to inspire thought and feelings, to express political and social...

Sculptor reveals secrets to students

Sculptor reveals secrets to students

September 30, 2015


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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 has been using this method of bonded sand mold building since 2003. The process itself is quite...

Sitting Bull, queens, a truck: Warhol art arrives

Sitting Bull, queens, a truck: Warhol art arrives

February 26, 2014


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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 a few years ago offering a variety of color Polaroid pictures. Flanagan said he responded yes...

Exhibit showcases BFA students’ work

Exhibit showcases BFA students’ work

May 8, 2013


Filed under Arts & Rec

  Bachelor of Fine Arts students will display their final senior project during the BFA Art Exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. May 6 to 11 in the Crossman Gallery. In order to graduate with a BFA, students must go through two processes: an entry review and the upcoming final review. This semester,...

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