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Students help create interactive art

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The Lincoln Art Gallery at Northern State University is home to a new art exhibit that encourages viewer interaction. NSU students helped artist in residence, Robyn Love, create the unique display.

The interactive exhibit filled the entire gallery. Knitted afghan's hung up creating walls that separated 4 different areas. Each area has a fun way of expressing art. Love spent more than a week on campus creating the display with students.

Sophomore art student, Eleni Aman, spent several hours working on the display. She said her favorite part was the area titled "SpinCycle." In this room there was a bicycle hooked up to a spool of yarn.

"The rider would go on the bike. It would spin this pulley system, and then she [Robyn Love] would sit here and hold this wool while it turned into yarn," said Aman.

All four of the areas encourage imagination and keep people who aren't artists involved. Inviting an artist in residence in to collaborate with students and creating something as unique as the interactive exhibit, is one way Northern State is making sure its art students are being exposed to all different forms of art.

The display will be up for at least two months. The Lincoln Art Gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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