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UNI Gallery of Art to present 'BFA Exhibition #1'

April 23, 2003

Darrell Taylor, Director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'BFA Exhibition #1,' from Saturday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 30. Graduating artists will host a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 28.

Four artists are participating in this exhibition in partial fulfillment of their bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degrees. Exhibiting in 'BFA Exhibition #1' are Jensen Barnes of Dubuque; Jim Benedict of St. Charles; Robyn King of Knoxville; and Jared Rogness of Marion.

Barnes is a double major in art (design) and music (violin). 'He explores the roles of performance -- artist and audience -- in an interactive sound and image installation,' according to Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art.

Benedict is a sculpture major who has received several recent commissions in the Cedar Valley for his signature large-scale metal sculptures. King is a photography and graphic design major whose exhibition will be comprised of photographs in which eggs are the subject matter, 'in essence, as a stage for the performance of light and shadow,' Taylor said. Rogness is a graphic design major with an emphasis in illustration, who plans to pursue a career in editorial cartooning and graphic design.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. Due to campus construction, visitors are encouraged to park in the UNI-Dome South lot and use the Hudson Road overpass to reach the Gallery of Art. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit

A second exhibition by B.F.A. students, as well as one M.A. student, will take place May 5-10.