An exhibition of various kinds of Art and media produced by William Woods University(WWU) students, all depicting a set of prehistoric artifacts, will begin next week on the WWU campus. “Creative Paleontology: The Artform of Prehistory” will begin on Monday, January 24 at the University’s Kemper Center for the Arts, and run through March 1, 2022. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26 at 1 p.m.
Creative Paleontology: The Artform of Prehistory will include an exhibit of excavated specimens and fossils, included parts of dinosaurs, that was unearthed in South Dakota in 2020 by a team from Westminster College, led by Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Geneology Dr. David Schmidt. As a collaborative show, William Woods undergraduate student artists will display their original work, in a variety of media, based on their interpretation and interaction with the sample specimens. All art will be on display at the Mildred Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods. Admission to the Cox Gallery is free, with hours of 12-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Face coverings are required for all attendees inside the gallery.