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UNI Gallery of Art to present student work

November 29, 2012

Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, 319-273-6134,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "B.F.A. Group Exhibition" from Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 15. A reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., on Dec. 6, at the UNI Gallery of Art.The artwork of four art students will be presented through the exhibition, each conveying unique styles and techniques.Zachary Bowman, a senior from Coon Rapids, Iowa, has an emphasis in sculpture. Bowman's exhibition is titled "Layered." He states, "I was born and raised in small town rural Iowa. I've enjoyed making things from as far back as I can remember, but it took on a new meaning when I turned 16 and started working in the field of construction. I like using ideas, concepts and components from architecture in my work because it is definitely a part of who I am and how I think."Amber Persinger, a senior from Davenport, Iowa, has an emphasis in painting and has titled her exhibition "Everything was Beautiful and Everything Hurt." She states, "I work primarily in painting, printmaking and drawing, which I have been doing at UNI since 2008. My current work focuses on relationships. I work primarily with the female form, and my goal is to connect with the viewer through shared experiences using oil paint, watercolor, graphite and a number of printmaking techniques."Theresa Simmons, of Clive, Iowa, has an emphasis in painting and titled her exhibition "Transient Veils." Simmons says, "I am always looking for some sort of reaction from viewers because their reactions are validation and remind me why I make artwork. My body of work, and this exhibition in particular, embraces painting as a versatile method of art-making regarding the concepts of recognition and identity."Amythest Hultman Warrington, a senior from Waterloo, Iowa, has an emphasis in ceramics. She states, "As an artist who grew up in a mobile military family, observing a variety of cultures, taboos and values affected my perception of art. I look for ways to challenge the established social structure, ways that improve life through the experience of art. This exhibition, titled "Stepping Forward," is a ceramic installation exploring the ideas of preciousness - the value we place on objects, breaking taboos surrounding art that leads to improving human relationships."All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.For more information, visit or call 319-273-3095.

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