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UWRF to participate in prestigious American Craft Council St. Paul Show

March 25, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department was hand-selected by the American Craft Council (ACC) for their excellence in fine arts and crafts education and will be the only college/university represented at the ACC St. Paul Show April 7-10.

This prestigious three-day event attracts thousands of local and national collectors and craft enthusiasts. The St. Paul Show, which is the only Midwest show, also includes 225 top professional crafts-based artists who create original jewelry, pottery, glassworks, clothing, furniture, home décor and more.

The ACC is a national, nonprofit educational organization with a mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Celebrating the remarkable achievements of many gifted artists, the ACC also includes a bi-monthly magazine “American Craft,” a specialized craft library, artist workshops and seminars, annual juried shows and the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring those who enrich the craft field.

Rooted in the rich intersection of fine arts and crafts, the Art Department at UW-River Falls serves as a vibrant center of contemporary art and practice. UW-River Falls art student work encompasses a variety of materials including glass, ceramics, fibers and mixed-media. Students have been educated in an environment that promotes creativity and conceptual exploration, the development of aesthetic skills, and mastery of technical expertise.

The Art Department booth will be on the show floor in the Hip Pop area with other emerging contemporary crafts-based artists.

For more information, call the UW-River Falls Art Department at 715-425-3266 or email Project Coordinator Rhonda Willers at rhonda.willers@uwrf.edu.