Five UWM students are set to show their artworks in the Emerging Artists section of the Morning Glory Art Fair Aug. 13 and 14. The event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Milwaukee downtown Deer District’s Fiserv Plaza, features more than 130 artists and showcases art to wear and art for the home in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, mixed media, photography, wood and more.
The UWM student artists are:
Ashley Bohne will be displaying weavings of linen, cotton or wool threads made on a floor loom or hand woven with a handheld frame. Bohne is a senior fine arts major with a dual focus in fibers and jewelry and metalsmithing.
Diane Moore, a senior double majoring in ceramics and psychology, with a minor in community arts, will be exhibiting her ceramics.
Chance Gordon will be showing a mix of ceramics and metals – small pottery and jewelry items with a few that blend the two media. Gordon is a senior working toward a BFA in Jewelry and Metals with a certificate in digital fabrication.
Zinta Jauntirans Vogel, who will be sharing her prints. She is a senior fine arts major with an emphasis on print and narrative forms.
Aullen Anderson, a senior fine arts major working focusing on sculpture will be offering mixed media paintings on canvas or paper. The paintings on paper will be available with matting and framed. Anderson will also be offering free 4 x6 caricature demonstrations.
Wisconsin Craft, which promotes state arts and crafts, organizes the Morning Glory Art Fair. Geryn Roche, a UWM lecturer in ceramics and a member of Wisconsin Craft, has encouraged students to participate in the event for the past two years. Each student is nominated by faculty in their specialty area.
The fair gives students an opportunity to see options beyond teaching and commercial work, said Roche. “It’s an opportunity sell their work and to meet the public and talk about their art,” she said. “It’s a big boost to their confidence to get their work out in the real world.”
Check the Morning Glory website for more information about the art fair.