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IU Southeast students explore new art forms at Zhenya art exhibition

NEW ALBANY, IN (Dec. 6, 2012) – Eight Indiana University fine arts students are asking the public to join them on an exploration of art at the 2012 IU Southeast B.F.A. Senior Seminar art exhibition.

“Zhenya: The Exhibition” will showcase the artists as discoverers, wanderers, and dreamers who drew inspiration from a young Russian explorer.

Zhenya is an 11-year-old boy who uncovered what would become the largest mammoth discovery in over 100 years through his explorations in the Russian wilderness. He has become an inspiration to many, including the IU Southeast student artists – or rather artist-explorers. 

The students will display artwork ranging from illusionistic to abstract forms. The works include traditional art media such as oils and ceramics, but also branches into installation, shadow boxes, and vegetable papyrus.

Exhibiting artists include Philip Carlton, Wende Cudmore, Jeremy Dattilo, Miri Fetko, Dani Maudlin, Rebeka Trapp, Kayla Troutman, and Amie Villiger.

With their work, the group hopes they will prove their belief that “No one will ever stamp out the spirit of discovery in all of us.”

This one-night event will be held from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 234 Pearl Street, New Albany, Ind., on the corner of Pearl and Market Street. It is free and open to the public. The New Albanian Brewing Company will provide refreshments.

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