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WISC-TV/Ch. 3 spotlights UW-Madison graduate students' Open Studio Day

November 15, 2019

WISC-TV/Ch.3 recently featured the UW-Madison Art Department’s Open Studio Day, where graduate students in the master of fine arts program were able to showcase their work.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, more than 50 students opened their studio doors to the public.

View Open Studio Day report here“It gives (students) a chance to have real-world experience around the works of art and the ideas they’re working on within this kind of constant flow of people throughout their spaces,” Douglas Rosenberg, chair of the School of Education's Art Department, tells WISC.

During the event, students answered questions, listened to critiques, and explained the though processes behind their art. Graduate student Hannah Schelb explained to WISC-TV that the amount of time students spend on their work often goes unnoticed. 

“Having people come in and see this work is tremendous motivation to finish my ideas,” said Schelb. “Also reiterating people what I’m doing over and over is a great way to instill these ideas even more in my head and evolve them even more.”

Artists also showed attendees how to make ceramics, and sold already finished pieces. While Open Studio Day is only once a year, the Art Department hosts similar student-focused events open to the public during the school year.

Check out WISC-TV's article here.

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