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University arts adapt to virtual environment

University arts adapt to virtual environment

Calahan Steed, Journalist

April 20, 2020

On March 12 Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency for the state of Wisconsin. Subsequently, on March 18, UW-Whitewater announced that the rest of the semester would be online. But that’s not stopping the arts on campus from sharing their wonders with the world. If people still want...

Stolen Sisters draws attention in Crossman Gallery

Hannah Michalowski, Journalist

February 10, 2020

The “Stolen Sisters” art exhibit debuted in the Crossman Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Thursday, Jan. 30 and featured performances from Red Birds Drum, jingle dancer Sophia Ford, and two UW-Whitewater student dancers performing choreography. All of the performers acted as a st...

Permanent Art Collection gets moved to new facility

Danielle Kronau, Arts & Rec Editor

December 2, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4 was a moving day for the permanent art collection from the Crossman Gallery and Department of Art and Design to the Community Engagement Center for both space and more organized room. Artwork donations made to the Crossman Gallery and Department of Art and Design grew into a permanen...

Annual Juried Show to display student art

Samantha Lynn, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor

April 3, 2019

The Crossman Gallery will be hosting its Annual Juried Students Show that displays students’ art work. The work shown within this exhibit can range from many different mediums such as paintings, sculptures, graphic design and so many more. Students who choose to enter to have their artwork displayed...

Sexism challenged through art

photo courtesy of Spooky Boobs Collective

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

The Crossman Gallery will feature a feminist exhibit, The Pervasive Curse, produced by three Wisconsin-based artists known as Spooky Boobs March 4 through March 22. Spooky Boobs is made up of Amy Cannestra, Myszka Lewis and Maggie Snyder. The mission of the collective is to use art, language and des...

Faculty, staff display creative achievements

photos courtesy of Michael Flanagan Director of Crossman Gallery

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

January 21, 2019

UW-Whitewater faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to reveal scholarly research and other creative achievements in The Crossman Gallery. A reception will be held Jan. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. making it the 31st annual recognition reception for the Scholarship & Creative Achievement Exh...

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in Chief

March 8, 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 shared that thought, as well as others, with a nearly-packed Young Auditorium for her opening lecture on March 6, the first day of ...

Alloy aligns students for jewelry making

Alloy aligns students for jewelry making

December 9, 2015

By Shakeva Oliver Dec. 9, 2015 Necklaces, bracelets and rings all take mere moments to put on, but there isn’t always much thought put into how long it takes to create a piece, especially one made by hand. The Alloy art group of campus can be found working on their jewelry pieces from 9 a.m....

Surreal innocents on display in gallery

October 21, 2015

By Mary Davisson Oct. 21, 2015 While artwork sits in stacks against the walls, Kamie Hoover, a UW-Stout artist exhibited in “In the Realm of Innocents,” drills through a section of false wall already adorned with small copper flowers. The installation must be complete for the opening on...

Exhibit focuses on student perception

Exhibit focuses on student perception

September 24, 2015

By Abrielle Backhaus   It’s one thing to look at artwork, it’s another to create it. In the exhibit “Perceptions of Light” the works intend to challenge viewers to engage with art on an emotional level so it becomes about what the audience perceives rather than what the artist saw. The...

‘Hole’ new perspectives featured in the CA

Susan Messer explains her pinhole camera photograph prints to student Cody Reibold and friend at the ‘in Light We Trust’ exhibit reception held in the Crossman Gallery.

September 17, 2015

By Abrielle Backhaus   Imagine a time where the “traditional” camera didn’t exist. For some this may be the scariest thing since “Insidious.” On Sept. 8, the Crossman Gallery opened an exhibit that focuses on the time before the time of the simple click of a camera to take a visible...

Passion pulled from Storage

Passion pulled from Storage

May 6, 2015

Bachelor of Arts senior uncovers ideal career path while finding herself and dream job.   By Abrielle Backhaus To have walked into the Center of Arts as a freshman with a determination to land a dream job before graduation, originally uncertain of what that dream was, would have seemed...

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