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Professor's art exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 8, in Minneapolis

November 7, 2013

A solo art exhibit by University of Wisconsin-Stout Professor Charles Matson Lume opens Friday, Nov. 8, at Gage Family Art Gallery on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

The exhibit, "Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright)," will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. It continues through Thursday, Dec. 19.

Charles Matson Lume"What barriers do we create to inhibit our access to the things that will provide meaning and fulfillment in our lives?" Lume said of the exhibit. "The installation explores systems that limit illumination despite our desires that state otherwise."

Learn more about the exhibit at the Augsburg website.

He recently had one of his pieces named a finalist in the 3D category at ArtPrize, the world's largest art exhibit in Grand Rapids, Mich

Lume, of St. Paul, received the UW-Stout Senior Outstanding Researcher Award in April. He teaches painting, drawing and aesthetics. His work has been exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Minnesota Museum of American Art, among others, and he has been a Bush Foundation fellow.

One of Lume's installations at the Augsburg exhibit.Lume is one of three professors along with a student and alumnus from the School of Art and Design who have been in the spotlight this fall.

- Dane Hodges, of Hudson, was featured in the Undergraduate Student Showcase section of Ceramics Monthly in September. It is the world's largest ceramics publication. He is the third UW-Stout to be featured in the past five years. Also, Hodges and alumnus Adam Gruetzmacher, a 2010 graduate from Oshkosh, exhibited in the annual Strictly Functional Pottery National exhibit, which showcases the best in contemporary American functional ceramics.

- Kate Maury, a ceramics expert and professor in the School of Art and Design, recently lectured and led a workshop at Southern Utah University. She demonstrated her textured slab techniques and created hand-made and thrown porcelain clay pieces.

- Amy Fichter, an associate professor, had one of her photos, "Deer, County Road H," selected for inclusion in the third annual International Holga Out of the Box photography exhibition running until Friday, Nov. 22, at the TCC Photo Gallery in Longview, Texas.

The School of Art and Design offers five undergraduate programs in art and a Master of Fine Arts in Design.

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