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Citadel News Service
9 Feb 2009

Cadets take part in Wildlife Expo

Cadets from The Citadel in Professor Tiffany Silverman’s Art Appreciation class will get a special behind-the-scenes look at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) this coming week.

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, SEWE artist Jerry Raedeke will share his watercolor technique and life experiences as an artist with the cadets during an in-class demonstration and lecture.  Chosen as the Featured Artist for the event in 1989, Raedeke has exhibited at SEWE every year since it began, and his art has been shown at nearly all major wildlife exhibitions in the nation, including the National Wildlife Art Show at Kansas City, the Wildlife Heritage Show in Minneapolis, the Easton Waterfowl Festival in Maryland, and the National Wildlife Federation Show in Washington, D.C.  Previous artists to visit The Citadel campus include printmaker Mary Walker and photographer John Duckworth.

Cadets will also be volunteering during the setup of the art exhibitions on view at the Mills House and Charleston Place on Wednesday, Feb. 11.  This affords them the unique opportunity not only to handle artwork, but also access to meet and talk with the more than 120 distinguished artists who will be participating in the exhibit.  SEWE has provided passes for the event to all the cadets in this class so they may see the fully completed show.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 2009 runs from Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15.  For more information:  www.sewe.com or (843) 723-1748.

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