Academics

Sculptor Hanna Jubran exhibits "Unifying Nature Exploration and Discovery" at Wisconsin Lutheran College

January 16, 2007

MILWAUKEE - Sculptor Hanna Jubran will exhibit fifteen works in cast iron in the Schlueter Art Gallery at Wisconsin Lutheran College January 26-February 16, 2007. The exhibit, "Unifying Nature Exploration and Discovery," will also feature one outdoor installation piece. Jubran will give a slide lecture in the Reichel Lecture Hall January 26 at 3:30 p.m., and a reception will follow at 6-8 p.m. in the Schlueter Art Gallery. The iron cast sculptures were made using a technique of directly carving into a block of resin-bonded sand. Jubran cut layers to produce the open lattice patterns.

"My latticework represents the crystallization of nature's elements and minerals," says Jubran. "It represents the natural process of growth and distribution-the control as well as the freedom. The power of these forms in cast iron comes from their existence in nature."

Jubran is a professor of art-sculpture at the School of Art East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has won many research awards and in 2003 was awarded with UW-Milwaukee's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Jubran displays his work in numerous galleries and festivals across the country.

The "Unifying Nature Exploration and Discovery" exhibit by Hanna Jubran is free and open to the public. The Schlueter Art Gallery and Reichel Lecture Hall are located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Schlueter Art Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-9 p.m. The gallery is closed during holidays. For more information, please contact the art exhibition manager at (414) 443-8873 or visit wlc.edu/gallery.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.