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Student Artists' Metal Sculpture Unveiled on Ketchikan Campus

This is the third piece of art at UAS Ketchikan which features the work of student artists.

Welding students and their instructor unveiled a wall of metal art on the UAS Ketchikan campus on January 30. The installation is on the second floor of the Paul building. “I’ve always been intrigued by any and all metal art,” said UAS adjunct faculty Kent Horn. “It has been a passion of mine for years. After teaching night classes at UAS for a year, I was presented with the idea of a metal arts class by Campus Director Cathy LeCompte. It was a perfect opportunity to share my passion with students.”

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Photo: Artists-Margaret Cloud, Brooke Keith, Paige Keith, Jomarie Alba, Ken Horn  (Instructor), Martin Northway

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,” 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.” This is the third piece of art at UAS Ketchikan which features the work of student artists.

 
 

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