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UMM art show features local artists

Two Morris artists will be among 18 graduating seniors from the studio art program at the University of Minnesota, Morris with works featured during the 2008 Senior Art Show 2008 April 24 to May 17.

A public opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery. Refreshments will be served and recognition will be given to the graduating seniors.

Ben Wellendorf, a senior working in drawing and printmaking, and Cassandra Luetmer, a senior working in ceramics and sculpture, will have works exhibited.

Works in ceramics, sculpture, digital imaging, drawing, painting, photography and printmaking created via each student's medium of choice will be represented in the exhibit. Senior artists, their areas of concentration, and their hometowns are as follows: Kristin Backman, printmaking and digital imaging, Morris, Nicholas Blahna, ceramics and sculpture, Sartell, Kate Borman, painting, Crystal, Tara Connolly, printmaking and digital photo, Danvers, Mandy German, photography, Watertown, S.D., Theresa Kraft, painting and digital imaging, Beaver Dam, Wis., and Jeremy Lindorff-Trnka, ceramics, digital imaging and photography, Minneapolis.

Brett Lysne, printmaking and digital imaging, Crookston, Alison McDonagh, drawing and sculpture, Hastings, Gavin Nelson, painting, drawing and printmaking, Stillwater, Ricky Noren, painting and drawing, Big Lake, Rebecca Phillips, painting, Cleveland, Mark Rupp, painting, drawing and sculpture, Burnsville, Christina Sanders, painting and drawing, Burnsville, Samantha Wahl, printmaking and digital photo, Corvallis, Ore., and Kristen Wendlandt, painting and drawing, Duluth.

HFA Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.