Students have chance to enjoy art, theatre
April 14, 2011
Throughout the year, UW-River Falls offers a wide array of options for those that want to view art in one form or another. The school year starts with a fall display of student’s sculptures and paintings that are showcased on the lawn outside of Kleinpell Fine Arts and the University Center. The artwork is quite stunning which explains why students take time to stop and look at all the handcrafted work. The art department is very clever in choosing the location for this outside art gallery. Many students come in contact with KFA or the University Center at least once a day; so therefore, they are forced in a way to view the art.
Unfortunately, the display is gone and the art department relies on students to take the incentive to view art voluntarily.
It just so happens that in the coming days and weeks there are several opportunities to see first hand what students can create when they express themselves through art.
We at the Student Voice urge students and the campus community to attend one of the upcoming plays, gallery showings, recitals or concerts in KFA. We believe everyone should be immersed in the arts because it helps diversify and enrich ones life.
Art can be expressed in many ways and is very versatile. Whether it takes the form of music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, or painting, art is driven by emotion and thus elicits a wide rang of emotions. Art, specifically paintings, is open to interpretation and often times, it is very hard to understand the message that the artist is trying to convey. That is clearly different than disciplines that operate clearly on logic, such as mathematics, science and economics.
If you want to learn more about art and the impact it can have on your life, there is an improvisational play that will be running through the weekend titled, “Art: What is the Meaning of That?”
Today is also the opening day for the Student Juried Exhibition in Gallery 101. This is also a great opportunity to view some of the best artwork created by UWRF students. The gallery, which is showcasing only 20 percent of the 300 pieces submitted, was strategically set up to complement all the artwork.
As the school year comes to a close and homework seems to consume your time, find relief during this hectic time by visiting the art gallery or attending a play.