Students K-12 put their art on display at UWSA new art exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Superior features the work of students of all ages from the Superior and Duluth public schools.
A new art exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Superior features the work of students of all ages from the Superior and Duluth public schools.
The first Twin Ports K-12 Student Art Exhibit runs through March 15 at the Kruk Gallery in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. The exhibit features about 80 two- and three-dimensional works by students ranging from kindergarten through high school.
Gallery hours for the exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free. A closing reception is scheduled 5-7 p.m. March 15, in the gallery.
Kathy Hubbard, assistant professor of art education, said the exhibit is an opportunity to showcase the work of student artists and to bring together art educators from Superior and Duluth.
Hubbard said she hopes the exhibit encourages young artists and their art teachers, many of whom are facing school budget reductions and other challenges. She said it’s important to remind everyone of the role art plays in learning.
“Art develops children’s creative minds because they are taking abstract concepts and putting them together into some kind of two-dimensional or three-dimensional art. That takes a tremendous amount of decision-making,” she said.
UW-Superior students also learn from the exhibit. Art students working in the gallery help organize and display the artwork.
Hubbard began contacting art teachers about the exhibit last spring and is encouraged with the number who are willing to take on the extra work necessary to get students to participate.
Kruk Gallery is inside the Catlin Avenue entrance of Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, 1805 Catlin Ave. For information, call (715) 394-8391.