A group of UW Stevens Point senior art students are thinking out of the box and out of the classroom.
Six students who showcased their work wanted to get off campus and bring it to the community. They created a pop up gallery in this empty storefront at 2425 Main Street.
"It started with this concept that we read about," said UWSP art student Tarin Baldauf. "A lot in Chicago they do it, this pop up loop where they go in and they find empty storefronts and they set up galleries and then it kind of advertises the space but shows their art."
The students worked with the student research fund coordinator to receive a research, scholarship, and creative activity grant to pay for everything needed to make this happen. Many of these students said they would like to make a living off of their art and are now much better prepared because of the experience.
The exhibit features printmaking, mixed media sculpture, photography, ceramics and metal work, including larger print pieces. Their opening night on Saturday brought more than 100 people in to view their art. The exhibit runs Sunday 12-4 p.m., 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 12-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday until May 4.
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