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Two new exhibits opening at the Wright Museum

Monday, October 24, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

The Beloit College campus and the Beloit community are invited to attend the Wright Museum of Art’s autumn exhibit opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 27. Taking place from 4:30 - 6 p.m., the reception marks the opening of two new exhibits: American Japonisme: A New Perspective and Good Wood.

Guests will have the chance to meet Angela Lowther of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the curator of American Japonisme, and Beloit College studio art students, who curated and created the works featured in Good Wood. Light refreshments will be served.

American Japonisme:  A New Perspective

Thursday, Oct. 27 – Friday, Dec. 2

North Gallery

This exhibition critically examines the relationship between the Far East and West, revealing the implications this contact had on the visual arts during the time span of 1850-1930. Curated by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate student Angela Lowther, the show offers a fresh look at the contributions of American artists, especially female printmakers Helen Hyde, Bertha Lum and Bertha Jaques.

Good Wood

Thursday, Oct. 27 – Wednesday, Dec. 14

Neese Gallery

This is an exhibition of sculptures created by Beloit College students for a studio art sculpture course. Taught by professor Mark Klassen, students explored individual concepts while learning the proper use of woodworking tools and joinery methods. Students featured in the show include Neal Conway’12 of Beloit; Eleanor Daniels’13 of Portland, Ore. ; Miguel Estrella’12 of Chicago; Erik Magnuson’12 of Medina, Wash.; Ruby Maly’14 of Portland, Ore.;  Yetunde Olagbaju’12 of San Jose, Calif.; and Winston Pennington-Flax’13 of Crete, Ill.

Admission to the reception and the ongoing exhibits is free of charge. For more information, visit the Wright Museum’s website at http://www.beloit.edu/wright/

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