Public invited to check out American Indian art exhibitSupport local artists by viewing the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s 9th annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit in Kruk Gallery.
Support local artists by viewing the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s 9th annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit in Kruk Gallery.
The exhibit, which opens Wednesday and runs until March 26, includes American Indian high school artists. American Indian artists from around the region are displaying their works. The students’ artwork will be judged by a jury of faculty from the UWS Art Department. On the last day of exhibit, art will be on sale from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby outside the gallery followed by an artists’ reception at 6 p.m. in Kruk Gallery. At the reception, top student works will be named. A student artist selected by the jurors will be offered a $1,000 UWS scholarship.
This year’s exhibit will include work by students from Hayward High School, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School, Ashland High School, Fond du Lac Ojibwe School and Deer River High School. Also on exhibit will be works by featured artist Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe.)
Other established artists exhibiting work will be Donald Carufel (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe); Jill Fortin, Jerry Kirk, Barb Lacapa, George Perry and Carol Ann Smith, (LCO Ojibwe); Carl Gawboy and Joe Geshick (Bois Forte Ojibwe); Marcie McIntire (Grand Portage Ojibwe); Sharon Nelis (Bad River Ojibwe); Della Nohl (White Earth Ojibwe); Steve Premo (Mille Lacs Ojibwe); Josef Reiter (Ojibwe); Karen Savage-Blue (Fond du Lac Ojibwe); Eve Schultz (Lakota); Rabbett Before Horses Strickland (Red Cliff Ojibwe), Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe); Sam Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota) and Susan Zimmerman (Grand Portage Ojibwe).
The exhibit is free. The Kruk Gallery is located in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center on the UWS campus. Gallery hours during the show are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 394-8391.