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Clarke BFA Student Sculpture Exhibition on Display

April 5, 2016: A Bachelor of Fine Arts Sculpture Exhibition by Clarke University senior Samantha Hilby is on display now through April 16 in the Quigley Gallery on the Clarke campus.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 3-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Hilby’s exhibition is titled “Invasive: Solving Environmental Crisis through Innovation.” In her artist’s statement, Hilby says, “Our lives and the lives of future generations depend on the bond between humans and the natural world. The relationship is becoming severed because of our industrialized lifestyle. My artwork is focused on the revival of nature from the destruction of human industrialization. I am focusing on environmental disasters in the Canadian Tar Sands, the Arctic landscape, and deforestation widely. I am then bringing forth the necessity of human action through machines inspired by whimsical design. These fantastical machines represent the innovation needed for the human race to survive.”

Hilby is a graduate of Hempstead High School in Dubuque. She will graduate in December with a BFA in Art and a K-12 certification to teach art.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.



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