Story last updated at 1/28/2009 - 11:24 am
KETCHIKAN - The public is invited to the unveiling of a metal sculpture created by students and instructor in the Fall 2008 semester Metal Arts class, taught by UAS Ketchikan Adjunct Faculty Instructor Ken Horn. The unveiling will be held on Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Main Campus, 2600 Seventh Avenue. 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. 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.
"Only two of the students had ever used the power tools or welding processes required for the task at hand, presenting a special challenge for them, which they overcame with flying colors," Instructor Ken Horn said. "Finding a project everyone could contribute to and complete within our time restraints was the first challenge. A seascape was a good choice and offered students the opportunity to be creative as they researched and designed their subjects," Horn said.
The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year..