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"Host" polyurethane foam and chicken wire sculpture by Kyla Cox
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"Belle Spuma" expanding foam, acrylic and found objects by Jan Clough
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Students' Graphic Design and Foam Sculptures at WIU Art Gallery

March 26, 2007


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MACOMB, IL - - Art students in the graphic design program and those working with expanding foam sculptures at Western Illinois University currently have their works on exhibit through Thursday, April 12 at the WIU Art Gallery.

The Graphic Design Student Exhibition includes posters; billboards; web designs; animation; promotional, beverage and package design; book and CD cover design; and more. Students used Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver to produce the images.

The other exhibition features work created with expanding polyurethane foam by students and faculty in the Western's art department. The foam, originally developed by the commercial building industry, is generally used to seal household drafts by expanding to fill cracks and gaps where standard insulation is ineffective. The artists in this exhibit have experimented with various sculptural techniques, such as carving, casting and assemblage.

Convenience Products of Fenton, MO, donated the polyurethane foam and $500 in contest prize money for student awards, which were presented in Spring 2006.

Students participating in the Graphic Design Exhibition include, by hometown:
ASHLAND – Bryan Yelk, senior, art major, self-promotional brochure, beverage/package design.
BUFFALO GROVE – Sarah Hechtman, senior, interdisciplinary studies, two-page spread.
BROWNSTOWN – Megan Koss, Fall 2006 Bachelor of Arts-Education (Art) graduate, poster.
CARTHAGE – Charles Stamper, junior, Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts major, identity design
ELMWOOD – Steffanie Johnston, senior, art major, beverage/package design, how-to brochure, promotional brochure.
FULTON – Jude Higgins, senior, graphic communication major, art minor, book cover,
GALENA – Phil Borsdorf, sophomore, biology major, poster.
GURNEE – Mike Hauser, senior, art major, beverage/package design
HAMILTON – Kenny Yu, junior, art major (BFA), logos
HAMPSHIRE – Andrea Hare, senior, art major, poster.
LINCOLN – Justin Matheny, junior, art major, text design.
MACKINAW – Sarah Smith, junior, art major, poster.
MACOMB – Tyanna Buie, Summer 2006 Bachelor of Arts (Art) graduate, promotional brochure; Crystal Kepple, senior, art major, book cover; Kyla Cox, senior, art major (BFA), poster, and a polyurethane foam and chicken wire sculpture titled "Host."
MOKENA – Libby Bedoe, senior, art major, poster.
MOUNT MORRIS – Garrett Vickers, sophomore, art major, poster.
NEW LENOX – Matt Malinoski, junior, art major, animation, 3D.
O'FALLON – Angela Vogel, senior, art major, animation.
PITTSFIELD – Ashley Thomas, junior, graphic communication major, art minor, poster.
PRINCETON – Kim Johnson, senior, art major, package design
RICHMOND – Zach Buhnerkemper, Fall 2006 Bachelor of Arts (Art) graduate, package design, text design, logo.
RINGWOOD – Ray Firnbach, junior, graphic communication major, art minor, poster.
ROCK ISLAND – Jonathon Graf, senior, interdisciplinary studies major, billboard, web design.
ROSCOE – Michelle Phillips, senior, art major, animation, 3D.
SCHAUMBURG – Kirsten Jones, senior graphic communication major, art minor, animation.
WHEATON – Ken George, senior, art major, poster, animation, two-page spread.
WILLIAMSVILLE – Tyler Casson, senior, art major, book cover.

IOWA
BETTENDORF – Tracy Abel, senior, art major (BFA), animation, poster, two-page spread, 3D.
DAVENPORT – Jesse Codling, junior, art major, book cover.
KEOKUK – Chris Hoang, senior, art major, text design, book cover.
MT. PLEASANT – Barb Herman, senior, graphic communication major, art minor, beverage/package design, promotional brochure, animation.

MISSOURI
COLUMBIA – Paige Fleischmann, senior, graphic communication major, art minor, beverage/package design.

Students participating in the expanding foam sculptures include, by hometown:
ALEDO – Michael Darwin, junior, art major, foam and wire sculpture titled "Hercules Wrestling the Lion."
MACOMB – Daniel Krause, junior, art major, foam and acrylic sculpture titled "Tube of Paint; and Nathaniel Krause, Spring 2006 BFA (Art) graduate, foam sculpture "Untitled."
LAKE ZURICK – Shannon Gallagher, BFA art major, foam and wire sculpture titled "Octopus."
ROCK ISLAND – Mike DeLaCruz, senior BFA art major, foam and acrylic sculpture titled "Tortuga."

Faculty participating in the expanding foam exhibition and their works are:

Jan Clough, professor and interim art department chair, a foam, acrylic and found objects sculpture titled "Bella Spuma."

Damon McArthur, assistant professor, foam, oil, acrylic on board sculpture titled "Aerial Landscape."

Kat Myers, associate professor, foam and acrylic sculpture titled "Frog."

Terry Rathje, assistant professor, foam, acrylic and ground bronze patina sculpture titled "Shrimpodlabiarmor."

Vince Palacios, assistant professor, three styro-foam cups with foam with flocking sculptures titled "Velvet Cup #1," "Velvet Cup #2" and "Velvet Cup #3."

Tim Waldrop, associate professor, three carved and cast foam over Styrofoam titled "Red and Whites #1," "Red and Whites #2" and "Red and Whites #3;" and three carved and cast foam with metal and wood construction titled "Specimen #1," "Specimen #2" and "Specimen #3."

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