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Students present BFA exhibitions

October 23, 2015

University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Rachael Starke, Krysta Fisher, Kristopher Stempel, Timothy David Luedtke, and Risa Matz will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building Oct. 23-Nov. 2. On display will be ceramics, mixed media paintings, printmaking and bookbinding.

Rachael Starke, of Woodbury, Minn., is a bachelor of fine arts candidate with a primary emphasis in sculpture and secondary emphasis in painting. She utilizes the processes of collage and combustion to develop her work. On exhibit are sculptural oil paintings combining Celtic and Eastern Slavic traditions with Minnesota topography.

Krysta Fisher, of Roberts, is a BFA candidate with a primary emphasis in graphic design and a secondary emphasis in photography. On exhibit are digitally designed book covers with original photography.

Kristopher Stempel, of Cheyenne, Wyo., is a BFA candidate with a primary emphasis in painting and a secondary emphasis in art history. On exhibit are oil paintings on canvas that deal with the idea of social disconnection and barriers within human interaction.

Timothy David Luedtke, of Hudson, is a BFA candidate with a primary emphasis in ceramics and a secondary emphasis in painting. He focuses primarily in slip-cast porcelain. On display are works showcasing design elements connecting the foundations of manufacturing with the expressive aesthetics found in the world of fine arts.

Risa Matz, of Holcombe, is a BFA candidate with a primary emphasis in graphic design and secondary emphasis in printmaking. On exhibit are her digital designs communicating the need to care for the environment.

An exhibition reception is Friday, Oct. 30, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.

For more information, call the Art Department at 715-425-3266.