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UWFox Professors & Musician Collaborate on Art Exhibit, Multi-Media Show

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Two professors at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley have collaborated on an art exhibit and multi-media show that opens February 11. Titled, “Emergence,” Judith Baker Waller, professor of art, and Dr. John Beaver, associate professor of physics and astronomy, worked together to integrate art and science. They have titled their art exhibit, “Out of the Blue,” and their multi-media show, “Into the Black.”  Matt Turner, celebrated avant-garde musician, plays a major role in the production and performances of “Into the Black.”

According to the artists, both productions in “Emergence” explore the interaction between humans and nature. Ideas for the exhibition and performance included a goal that all the work has random elements, as well a need to avoid extreme linearity in sound, image and timing.

“Out of the Blue” is on exhibit in the campus’ Bohrod Art Gallery from February 11 to March 21. The exhibit features Beaver’s photography and Waller’s paintings and drawings. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m. "Tiempolo's Cicadae" - Judith Baker Waller (Drawing)

“Into the Black” is being shown in the UWFox Curler Gallery and in the Barlow Planetarium from February 27 to March 21. Turner has written and produced a new score that’s based on numerous conversations with the artists about their images and themes. His musical work provides the soundtrack for “Into the Black,” and it includes images and themes that anchor the composition and give it a sense of structure.

While the Curler Gallery is free, there is a fee for the multi-media presentation in the planetarium. The premier performance for “Into the Black” is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on February 27, with other performances scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on March 6, 8, 13, and 21. The charge for adults is $7.00 and $5.00 for students.

A reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for February 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Bohrod Gallery.

“Emergence” was produced by Beaver, Waller and Turner with generous support from the UW-Fox Valley Foundation, the UWFox Professional Development Fund, and the UWFox Student Association.

For more information about the “Emergence” exhibit at UWFox, contact Max Schultz, director of the Bohrod Gallery, 920-832-2626 or email max.schultz@uwc.edu.

Posted 02/12/2008