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Art at the museum

Barry McNamara
MC graduates Kassandra Heald-Schmelzer, Jack Clifford and Aubreign Moon pose together at the Figge Art Museum. Their artwork is featured in the 2010 College Invitational exhibit, which will be on display through Jan. 8, 2011.
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Five individuals who were Monmouth College students last year are featured in the 2010 College Invitational at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Their work will be on display through Jan. 8, 2011.

The students include May graduates Jack Clifford, Kassandra Heald-Schmelzer, Aubreigh Moon and Lauren Schermerhorn. Alison Andrews, who is currently completing her degree as part of a 3-2 program at Washington University, is also featured.

“It is a pretty big deal for our graduates to have their work in a museum,” explained assistant professor of art Tyler Hennings, who is on a consortium committee at the Figge that helped put the 2010 College Invitational show together.

The third annual show features student work from seven area colleges. It includes drawings and paintings, sculpture and ceramics, prints and book arts, graphic design and digital photography, and jewelry and metalwork. Through exhibiting their work at the Figge and similar locations, students are able to develop an exhibition record that will help them when they apply to graduate school or pursue a career in the visual arts.

The Figge Art Museum is located at 225 W. Second St., along the banks of the Mississippi River.