A collection of student work is on display at the Edna Carlsten Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as part of the 2023 Student Juried Exhibition.
Juried by former UW-Stevens Point instructor John Smith, the exhibit runs through Friday, March 3. The community may attend the live jurying and awarding on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery, located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center, is free and open to the public.
The exhibit includes 80 works, primarily by bachelor of fine arts studio arts majors. Select students will be awarded a scholarship for exceptional work.
Smith, an educator, designer and artist, has more than 25 years teaching experience in the United States and China. He has taught art, design, advertising and visual communication to undergraduate and graduate university students, and art and creativity to K-12 students. He was a professor of graphic design at UW-Stevens Point from 1998-2013 and is currently an assistant professor of design at Chicago State University.
Gallery hours are 1 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays; 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays; and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is closed on Sundays.
The Edna Carlsten Art Gallery exhibits local, national and international artists, hosts community events and contributes to overseeing and maintaining a unique permanent collection of fine art and design works. Within the Carlsten Gallery is the Schneider Gallery, dedicated to showcasing only student works, both past and present. Both galleries allow experimentation, research, and real-world gallery experience in support of its university students.