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Calvyn Mooney, 20, of Granite Falls, an art student at Ridgewater College in Willmar, poses Tuesday with his exhibit "Gettin' Away," in the halls of the college's fine arts building. "Gettin' Away" is one of numerous sculptures made by students in Marjorie Nilssen's introductory studio art class this semester. Also pictured at top from left with their sculptures are Martin Hagen, Mitch Allore and Joanna Green. Tribune photos by Gary Miller

Ridgewater art students build sculptures out of 'junk'

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You can see her as you walk from the Ridgewater College bookstore toward the nearby art gallery -- a sculpture of a round, hugely pregnant woman sitting in a round chair in the corner, her face "beaming" with the help of a desk lamp.


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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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