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Aylward Gallery at UWFox Presents Lynn Artz and Eric King Exhibit: 'Watercolor on YUPO and High Fire Ceramics'

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The Aylward Gallery, located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, opens its next exhibit on Monday, April 1. Artists Lynn Artz and Eric King's "Watercolor on YUPO and High Fire Ceramics" will be on display until May 3.

Artz, a Kimberly native, is presently a full-time graphic artist with a passion for watercolor painting. She began the pursuit of her bachelor's degree at UWFox, where her first painting instructor was Judith Baker-Waller, professor of art at the Menasha campus. Artz eventually went on to earn her B.A. in Integrated Communications with a minor in Art from UW-Green Bay.

Although this group of Artz's watercolors on YUPO (a 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic papers extruded from extruded polypropylene pellets) was created in her studio in 2012, they were inspired by her love of travel and plein (i.e., painting outside on location) air painting.

King, originally from Seattle, WA, has enjoyed on-going independent studies in ceramics at UWFox. Along with Frank Zetzman, professor of art at UWFox, he rebuilt the salt fire kiln at the campus during the summer of 2012. Most of the work in this exhibit is the result of that kiln. King's high fire vessel oriented ware includes salt-fire, oil-spot and cone 10 reduction.

Married in 1998, Artz and King now reside in Neenah where their lives and creativity flourish through the studios in their home.

Their exhibit will be on display at the Aylward Gallery from April 1 through May 3. A reception to meet the artists will be held on April 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public in the Aylward Gallery. For more information, visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu/cac/, or call 832-2889, or email megan.mudge@uwc.edu.


Posted 3/7/2013