UNL Department of Art and Art History hosts Alumni Exhibition

Anna (Temmers) Ilvess-Barber, "Lilies on Fire," digital art, 26" x 42", 2009.
Anna (Temmers) Ilvess-Barber, "Lilies on Fire," digital art, 26" x 42", 2009.

UNL Department of Art and Art History hosts Alumni Exhibition

28 May 2014    

Ronald Watson, "5 Squared:  Area 25," poplar and alkyd, 29" x 29" x 7.35", 2012.
Ronald Watson, "5 Squared: Area 25," poplar and alkyd, 29" x 29" x 7.35", 2012.

The Department of Art and Art History is hosting a special alumni exhibition this summer titled “UNL Alumni Artists, 1945-1969: Your Story Begins Here.”

The exhibition opened May 19 and continues through Aug. 15 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. The gallery will be accessible to visitors during Department of Art and Art History office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors should come to Rm. 120 for access.

There will be two First Friday receptions for the exhibition: Friday, June 6 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.

The Department of Art and Art History solicited alumni who graduated between 1945-1969 to send artwork for the exhibition.

“We got a wonderful response to our invitation from the alums, and the three galleries are full of artwork,” said Department of Art and Art History Chair Pete Pinnell. “What’s even better is that a lot of the participants sent notes about their careers or memories, so we’ve posted those next to the artworks.”

The Department of Art and Art History intends to repeat the exhibition in future summers with different graduation dates included.

The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall, which is at Stadium Drive and T sts. on the UNL city campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.

Participating artists include:

Eric Abraham, M.F.A. 1969

Mark W. Anderson, B.F.A. 1969

Joannne E. Bauman, B.F.A. 1958

Jo Brown, B.F.A. 1965

Sharon Lacy Cech, B.F.A. 1964

Val Christiansen, B.F.A. 1968

Barbara Viall Clark, B.F.A. 1969

Jean Detlefsen, B.F.A. 1968

Louise Forbes, A.A. 1945

Jack Golden, B.F.A. 1964

John Ground, B.S. 1964

Merrilee D. Hansen, B.F.A. 1965

Jerry Hatch, B.F.A. 1969

Tom Hedges, B.F.A. 1968

John T. Hughes, M.F.A. 1968

Anna (Temmers) Ilvess-Barber, B.F.A. 1968

Helen Jackson Jordan, M.F.A. 1968

Ann Douglass Kelley, B.F.A. 1957

J. Stephen Lahr, B.F.A. 1968

Susan Lathrum, B.F.A. 1968

Judy Love, M.F.A. 1969

Julee Lowe, B.F.A. 1968

David McLeod, B.F.A. 1969

Randall Bell Milhoan, B.F.A. 1969

Marjorie "Dixie" Mulligan, B.F.A. 1969

Diane Woodhull Newton, B.F.A. 1969

John Nygren, B.F.A. 1965

Linda Olmstead, B.A. 1969

Susan Evans Olson, B.S. 1965

Jean Satterly, B.S. 1968

Jan Schmitz, B.F.A. 1957

Larry Shineman, B.F.A. 1966

Elizabeth Aandahl Springer-Csaki, B.F.A. 1967

Connie Strohmyer, B.F.A. 1964

Terry Thacker, B.F.A. 1969

Ronald Watson, B.F.A. 1964, M.F.A. 1967

Suzanne Young, B.F.A. 1966