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UWRF seniors hold art thesis exhibition

April 1, 2016

University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Jeremy Nordin-Berghuis, Taylor Moeller-Roy, Zachariah Jacobs and Hollie Garry will present their bachelor degree art thesis exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building April 4-11. On display will be fibers, ceramic, photography and glass art works.

Hollie Marie Garry of Brainerd, Minn., is a bachelor of fine arts candidate with a major emphasis in fiber arts and a minor emphasis in photography. Her work is inspired by her interpretation of African animals, as well as the progression of life and death. On exhibit will be a combination of Krokbragd and tapestry weavings of African animals that reference various patterns, techniques, and color arrangements.

BFA candidate Zachariah Jacobs of Lakeland, Minn., has a primary emphasis in graphic design and a minor emphasis in fibers. On display will be a living room installation comprised of various fibers and graphic design works. Included in this installation will be a crocheted couch and a rug with a shibori lampshade. Jacobs created graphic design pieces, including popular books with redesigned covers and an original comic book that are included in his tactile and interactive exhibition.

Taylor Moeller-Roy of Shoreview, Minn., is a BFA candidate with a major emphasis in art history and a minor emphasis in glass. Moeller-Roy will be exhibiting glass sculptures that narrate her written thesis on the American studio glass movement. Her work is heavily inspired by the origins of glass itself and the artists who originated the movement.

Jeremy Nordin-Berghuis, originally from Spooner, is an art education major. His love for art and people has led him to pursue a career where he can guide people toward developing a respect and understanding for the fine arts. In addition, his passion for fishing and art has inspired and motivated him to explore ways to blend the two seemingly different worlds together. Nordin-Berghuis will exhibit a series of photographs and ceramic vessels.

An exhibition reception will be held Friday, April 8, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Gallery 101. This event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

For more information, contact the UW-River Falls Art Department at 715-425-3266.