Spring student art show gallery at UW-Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. – Artwork by students in Eric Carlson’s spring art classes is on display at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette art gallery in the fine arts building.

The 2014 spring student art show features an interesting combination of artwork from Art 111 (2-Dimensional Design), Art 112 (3-Dimensional Design), Art 121 (Intro to Painting) and Art 131 (Intro to Sculpture).

The paintings in the show are still life paintings based on the basic principals of color. When used effectively, color can help describe mood and evoke an emotional response from the viewer.

Students in the 2-Dimensional Design class produced black and white reliefs that are non-representational designs made with organic and geometric shapes while students in the 3-Dimensional Design and Sculpture courses were asked to work with non-traditional materials such as foam, cardboard, washers, twine, Q-tips, plastic cups, Army men, bone, Dorito bags, chair pads, and other materials.

“These works of art that have been created are meant to make the students think outside the box and allows the generation of concept and ideas to form freely. Not all art has to be about something or have meaning,” Carlson said,

The art gallery is located in the fine arts building on the campus of UW-Marinette and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For further information, contact Carlson at (715) 735-4300, ext. 4322.