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1319 South University

m IMembers of Class Aiready
Have Wion Dis'Dinct o n
in Detroit.
ights have been buirning late on
tope floor of old -Univei-Pity hall
ntl; as under graduate scualptors
th~e division of fine arts have
a , pushing to com-ple tion their
ks of art in preparation for thle
Id ann4 exhibit of student
k which will be held daring the I
th' of May.
ach year. a group of less than{


en students. unde rProf. Avi'sd
rbanks. learn thec mysterics of
aiding human likenesses out of.
i1ocene in a course which is said
,rouse more spontaneous interest
n~ any other on the campus.
xrs of painstaking. toil in what
7irtually an attic studio under
roof of University ' hall havej
Lght numbers of students to the
it of being able to express them-
es artistically through the
lium of plastic art.
Any Subect Suitable.
axtrait heads, nude figures, ani-
s, -'and groupings of.' two or
, figures are the. favorite sub-
s. which 'are ~ Attempted. Any
jct through which the student
express himself< most cgrm-
ely is suitable -material for the
rse in sculpture according to
fessor Fairbanks.
One reason why the university
4ergraduate is a; much more
sirable sculpture student thatt
et average pupil in a typical
Atropolitan 'art school, in the
inion of Professor Fairbanks, is
ca~use he : is more apt to be
thout the! Bohemian pose.
With a small amount of knowl-
w andl cultural background the
t stutdent of the -usual type
and in the large cities often
ikes a sorry excuse for al real
rlptor, he said. Leading an ir-
v~lar Bohemian existence has
-particuilar relation to success-
h, work in scflpture and more
tn than not acts as a distinct-
retarding force.
,ike a good many other things,"
essor Fairbanks said, "sculpture
riotly a matte r of expressing
elf." When asked to make this
cement moire clear, he brought
a small board 'on which were
figures. "This," he said, "is the
one of my students has of
" The statue consisted of, the
ventional hooded :figure which
,esents death dragging relent-
ly after it a youth 'who seemed
ctant to follow.
ae average student, he indicat-
goes to -casses and to the li-
-y and saturates himself in a
s of facts" and figures and then
not create anything with this
wledge. Sculpture on the. oth-
and, he said, provides the outlet
which the knowledge and cul-.
of the individual may ba ex-
zed in colicrete tangible form.
alike many art schools, the work
culpture here involves giving
students grades on their in-
dual pieces of work.. This is not
esirable in the opinion of Pro-
or ]Fairbanks., who explained
he had to grade so that hie
d hahd in marks to the Uni-
ty and also-- brought out that
ling was useful in , tablishing
dardes toward which his stu-

w ~Associated Press Phote i
Some of the eastern college students recently ejected from the coal mining districts of Kentucky are
shown in their appeal to a group of senators in Washington for a federal inquiry into conditions in Harlan
and Bell counties of Kentucky. Left to right, seated, a rc Senators ]Logan of Kentucky, Copeland of New York
and Costigan of Colorado.

More than 1,000 pieces were submit-1
ted for this showing and less than I
three hundred selected.
The students who were honored
in this way were: William Caley, l
'32 who submitted a "StAudy in thel
Nude;" Thomas El. Reed, 32 who
submitted a bust of his father, Prof.
Thomas, H, Reed, of the' political
science department; Robert Heffer-
on, '32, who entered "A Portrait of
Marguerite-Dayton;" and Helen
Bailey, '33 who submitted a figure of
St. Francis.r
Of these four Hefferson, Reed,
and Miss Bailey are still working
under Professor Fairbanks.
Although only in existence for
three years the sculpture depart-
ment has, already achieved a place
of distinction among institutions of
a similar nature. Within the state,
Professor Fairbanks indicated, our
courses are in a class with those at
Cranbrook and at the Detroit In-
,Aitute of Arts. "We can hold our
own~ with any of the foremost uni-
versities in the matter of sculpture,"
he said.
The exhibition of student work
heldt'every year in. May is the
climax of student sculpturing ef-
forts. The best work of each par-
ticipant in * the course is 'shown.
Comments on the work; completed
for the exhibition are offered each
year by a guest critic who is invited
to Ann Arbor for that purpose.
Lorado Taft and Herman A. Mac-
N eil have donie this at the exhibit s
of the two palst years3.
It is expected tU.at more than
10,000 people will see the disp lay
this year. In the first year of ex-
iste-nce of the scuipturdepartmnent
there vwere only 330 visit')rs, at the
exhibitioni.Last(year there vwere
more than 3,000. Art critics andII
others from al, over the country
are, planning to bec here this year,
according,, to Professor -Fairbaniks.

Questioned As to his view of mod-3 in the modernistic movement," he
emn art, Professor Fairbanks said said, "becau~se when a, large number
that he favored the constructive of people see value in any move-
tendencies in regard to it but was mernt, it is a sure sign that some-
not at all interested in the many 1 hing significant will evolve 'from
it." The first manifestations of
destructive phases of it which hej Gothic art, he pointed out, were
encountered. "There is something' considered barbaric at one time'.
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