Works of graduating visual art students showcased at Kruk Gallery

Works of graduating visual art students showcased at Kruk Gallery

The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Visual Arts Department will host a senior capstone exhibition showcasing the works of graduating visual art majors beginning Thursday, April 25, in the Kruk Gallery.

“There will be 11 students with a wonderful mix of mediums featuring everything from students who are doing deep dives into fiber arts and weaving, to installation works, painting, screen printing and tattooing,” said Anne Dugan, Visual Arts Department curator II.

In the capstone process, each student chooses a theme that will reflect their creative endeavors, critical thinking and artistic development. Over the course of the semester, they create and prepare work for exhibition and plan the layout and placement as part of the project. Students publicly discuss their vision and process with their collogues and faculty and write an artist statement that outlines their motivations and creative philosophy.

“Students approach the capstone challenge in their own individual and unique way, incorporating skills and techniques they’ve learned during their studies,” said Dugan. “They are exploring vital questions of our time as well as expressing their own personal journey. The work on view reflects not only the semester-long process of developing a cohesive body of work, but it also speaks to the artistic and academic journey of these artists.”

The senior capstone exhibition will be on display until Friday, May 17.

The Kruk Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. in Holden Fine Arts Center at 1805 Catlin Ave. in Superior.

The Visual Arts Department offers students opportunities to develop their talents and pursue a meaningful career, while cultivating a lifelong appreciation for personal and cultural awareness. Faculty are accomplished artists and dedicated teachers who take a vested interest in their students’ growth and success.

Students can major in visual arts and specialize their studies by selecting a concentration in art education, art therapy or studio art.

The art therapy program is one of the few offered in the Midwest and the only undergraduate art therapy program in the Universities of Wisconsin System.

Art minors are also available and can be paired with any major.