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Lakeland College will spotlight the work of several senior art students when the Lakeland Senior Art Student Portfolio Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 8.
Eric Rautmann, Sakiko Omori, Michiko Fukuno, Amber Miller, Noe DeLeon, Pa Houa Xiong-Lee, Ui Matsushita and Kensei Fujinaga will all discuss their work during an opening reception on March 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Bradley Gallery, located in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on Lakeland's Sheboygan County campus.
The exhibit, which features works created by these seniors during their time at Lakeland, will run through April 12.
The Bradley Gallery is open from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public.
The senior art show is a requirement for all Lakeland art majors. Students gain the experience of having their own exhibit, and are responsible for planning the show, putting the public relations together, hanging their work and any other details.
Rautmann, a Sheboygan Falls resident who served in the Marine Corps from 1996-2000, has a number of art-related work experiences including editor-in-chief and graphic design editor of Lakeland's Spectrum Yeardisc and page design and cartooning for the Lakeland student newspaper.
He has won over a dozen awards for his work, and it has appeared in numerous competitive exhibitions including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center's 11th Triennial Eight Counties Exhibition.
Miller, a Kiel resident, has served as gallery and studio assistant during her time at Lakeland, and worked as photo editor and staff reports for the student newspaper.
Fujinaga won several awards at the 2006 Lakeland Student Art Exhibit, and also has experience in website design and clothing design.
Xiong-Lee served an internship in the fall at the Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake, is a former member of the Lakeland soccer team and former secretary of the Hmong American Students Association.
Fukuno, who has worked as an art studio assistant and a library assistant at Lakeland's Sheboygan County and Japan campuses, has entered work in numerous competitive exhibitions and won eight awards.
Omori, another award winner, had work recently featured as part of an exhibition at Gallery 110 North in Plymouth.
Click to view the Senior Art Show Photo Gallery