The Dubuque Museum of Art hosted an exhibition of work by students of Hempstead, Senior, and Wahlert high schools from May 2-21, 2006.
Students contributed two- and three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. The students helped hang the exhibition under the supervision of Stacy Gage, the Museum’s Collections & Exhibitions Manager and the art specialists of their respective schools. The exhibition also featured artwork by the art specialists.
On Wednesday, May 10, selected art students had the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities. The activities included a critique session lead by Rachel Williams, Assistant Professor of art education at the University of Iowa and a panel discussion of career opportunities in the visual arts. The panelists were Ken Bichell, artist, teacher and owner of Mississippi Mud Studio, Rachel Williams, Assistant Professor of art education at the University of Iowa, Kristin Baum, assistant conservator of the University of Iowa Libraries, and Edwin Ritts, executive director of the Dubuque Museum of Art.
Exhibitions featuring the artwork of Dubuque Community School students happen every two years at the Dubuque Museum of Art, alternating between a high school exhibition and an all school K-12 exhibition.