Art at Cedar Point Info Sessions available Feb. 24 & 27

Art at Cedar Point Info Sessions available Feb. 24 & 27

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Two information sessions on Art at Cedar Point will be offered Feb. 24 and 27.
Two information sessions on Art at Cedar Point will be offered Feb. 24 and 27.

Lincoln, Neb.--Two informational sessions have been scheduled to provide more information on the Art at Cedar Point 2017 field course, “Mixed Media:  Art and Nature,” which will be taught by Associate Professor of Art Eddie Dominguez from June 5-16.

The first info session will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 104, just prior to the closing reception for the Annual Undergraduate Juried Studio Art Competition.

The second info session will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hardin Hall Lobby on East Campus.

 Art at Cedar Point is a field school course taught at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska. This year's class will be offered for both undergraduate and graduate credit and can fulfill continuing education requirements for K-12 instructors. 

Course work will help students discover individual creativity inspired by science, nature and experience in the unique field station environment. Techniques will include drawing, collage, rubbings and natural weathering actions on paper, as well as experimentation with natural materials in both 2D and 3D forms. Dominguez is a leading artist in contemporary ceramic and multimedia art. 

New this year, Constellation Studios will sponsor two merit-based student scholarships covering room and board for the class. Applications are due March 27.

There is also an artist-in-residence component to Art at Cedar Point, with flexible dates available this summer. This opportunity is open to all artists and creative writers interested in the intersections of art and science. Hosted at Cedar Point Biological Station, the residency offers artists and writers the opportunity to engage and interact with researchers, professors and students of the biological sciences.

Both established and emerging artists/writers are invited to apply, including currently enrolled graduate students. Several awards covering the cost of room and board are available to artists/writers native to or currently living in Nebraska.

Residencies are for one or two weeks, and scheduling is flexible. The application includes a letter of intent including scheduling availability, 10 images of art or examples of creative writing, a CV and your contact information. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, visit http://go.unl.edu/jicz.

For more information on Art at Cedar Point, visit http://go.unl.edu/4g3o.