Alumni Trent Claus creates effects for blockbusters
Trent Claus used his skills from his University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art to become a visual effects artist in Hollywood. Since graduating in 2006, he has been nominated for and won awards for work on such pictures as "Prometheus," "Iron-Man," "The Avengers," and "Captain America."
UNL archaeological team unearths giant Roman mosaic in southern Turkey
An overhead perspective of the roughly 40 percent of the mosaic uncovered so far. Researchers expect its total area to be about 1,600 square feet when fully unearthed next summer. The mosaic is near a third-century imperial temple in the city of Antoichia ad Cragum, near the Mediterranean on the southern Turkish coast. The geometric patterns and ornamentations are quintessentially Roman in design, said Michael Hoff, Hixson-Lied Professor at UNL and the director of the excavation. A view of the mosaic uncovered thus far, along with what appears to be a 25-foot-long Roman bath. Researchers, students and workers spent two months unearthing and cleaning the mosaic this summer. The Roman bath uncovered during the summer. A detailed photograph of the tesserae, or tiles, that make up the massive Roman mosaic. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln archaeological team has uncovered a massive Roman mosaic in southern Turkey -- a meticulously crafted, 1,600-square-foot work of decorative handiwork built during the region's imperial zenith. It's believed to be the largest mosaic of its type in the region and demonstrates the reach and cultural influence of the Roman Empire in the area in the third and fourth centuries A.D., said Michael Hoff, Hixson-Lied professor of art history at UNL and the director of the excavation. "Its large size signals, in no small part, that the outward signs of the empire were very strong in this far-flung area," Hoff said. "We were surprised to have found a mosaic of such size and of such caliber in this region -- it's an area that had usually been off the radar screens of most ancient historians and archeologists, and suddenly this mosaic comes into view and causes us to change our focus about what we think (the region) was like in antiquity." Since 2005, Hoff's team has been excavating the remains of the ancient city of Antiochia ad Cragum on the southern Turkish coast. Antiochus of Commagene, a client-king of Rome, founded the city in the middle of the first century.
Hixson-Lied Grant Sends Art Student to Nepal
In the summer of 2012, UNL Art Major Hannah Potter makes the trip of a lifetime, traveling to Nepal to work with Tiny Hands International with the support of a Hixson-Lied Grant. The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts was established in 1993 and includes porgrams in art, art history, music, music education, dance, theatre, and film and new media. The college is named in honor of Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust, which endowed the college in 2000. Our students and faculty perform, exhibit and study nationally and internationally, and we present more than 250 arts event on campus each year.
The Cast: Meet Tey
Meet Tey: Graphic Design major Tey found her flow once she decided to switch to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Discover why her opportunity to work closely with the Studio Art faculty have this young artist feeling her future is much brighter because of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. http://go.unl.edu/tey