By Taylor Lund
Since Mon. Sept., 12 the Kruk Gallery has been displaying art work created by UW-Superior faculty members.
Running until Sept. 30, the exhibit displays different forms of art including ceramics, photography, fiber arts, painting and printmaking. The teachers who are contributing art this year include: Gloria Eslinger, Kathleen Buday, Tim Cleary, Mike Maguire, Susan Maguire, Shannon Cousino and Anndrea Ploeger.
Shannon Cousino, an art education and drawing lecturer on campus is showing art created this year. She is showing some mixed media pieces as well as a multiple plate intaglio piece. Cousino’s reasoning behind showing her art and why she thinks teachers show theirs, is “to practice what we preach”. It lets students know they do more than just teach art. They take time to create the art they teach.
Every year the exhibit honors a specific teacher’s work. This year Kim Borst, the associate professor of photography, is the featured artist. His pieces are silver gelatin prints and include art work with titles such as, “Redemption of Conscience”, “Gathering Meaning”, “Pagan Songs: Ode to Mel”, and more.
If you’re interested in immersing yourself in art or simply curious about seeing the art created by your teachers, you can head to the Kruk Gallery in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center from 9 to noon until September 30.