Ketchikan university's student artwork unveiled today

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009

KETCHIKAN - The public is invited to the unveiling of a metal sculpture created by the students and instructor of last fall's metal arts class, taught by University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan adjunct professor Ken Horn. The unveiling will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the UAS Ketchikan campus. The mural will hang on the second floor of the Paul Building.

This is the third piece of art to be unveiled by UAS Ketchikan which features the work of student artists. The first was unveiled in January 2007 and now hangs in the campus library, located on the second floor of the Ziegler Building at the main campus, 2600 7th Ave. The second was created by a mural painting class taught by UAS Ketchikan instructor and local artist Mary Henrikson and hangs at the UAS Ketchikan Technical Center, Robertson Building, 600 Stedman St. Henrickson was the instructor for the first student mural as well.

This year, students from all walks of life spent the fall 2008 semester immersed in welding techniques, designing their pieces and creating an elaborate underwater "seascape." Student artists include JoMarie Alba, Margaret Cloud, Janine Gibbons, Anna Hillberry, Brooke Keith, Paige Keith and Martine Northway.

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