Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Michigan Tech art students exhibit work through Apr. 22 at Rozsa

HOUGHTON -- The students of Michigan Tech faculty Mary Ann Beckwith and Susanne Kilpela are displaying their artwork in the Visual and Performing Arts Annual Student Art and Design Show. The show opened on Monday, April 18, and continues through Friday, April 22, in the Mezzanine levels of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

"Lots of great artwork!" says Susanne Kilpela, who teaches ceramics, 3-D design, sculpture and drawing. A wide variety of student work is on view, at least one piece from each student who participates in any of Kilpela’s or Beckwith’s classes.

Michigan Tech offers a minor in visual arts, although not a major, so students from across campus bring many different perspectives and motivations to their work in Kilpela's and Beckwith's classes.

"Although many students come to Michigan Tech with art skills, many others discover their abilities through these classes," Kilpela says. "It's great to watch that happen."

The student show is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday, April 22.

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