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Allison Wetig, a sophomore studio art major, works on recreating Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

17 Dec 2014    

Students in Color and Composition class recreate famous artworks for visually impaired

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in Associate Professor of Art Sandra Williams’ Color and Composition class this Fall completed a project to recreate works of art in a tactual manner to be displayed at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The project challenged students to think about their art in a whole new manner.

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Keith Graham

15 Dec 2014    

Printmaking graduate student receives Caxton Club Grant

Lincoln, Neb.--Keith Graham, a second-year Master of Fine Arts student with an emphasis in printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History, has received a Caxton Club Grant for his upcoming book arts project.
 
The Caxton Club of Chicago was founded in 1895 by 15 Chicago bibliophiles, who desired to support the publication of fine books in the spirit of the prevailing arts and crafts movement. Today they sponsor bibliophile events, often in collaboration with the Newberry Library.
 

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UNL Winter Clay Club Sale is Dec. 12-13

10 Dec 2014    

UNL Winter Clay Club Sale is Dec. 12-13

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Clay Club will hold its annual Winter Clay Club Sale on Dec. 12-13 in Richards Hall Rm. 118. Hours for the sale are Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured in the sale will be the work from all eight ceramics graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History, as well as work from post baccalaureate students and advanced undergraduate students.

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Chase McClaren, "Mourning Aspens," November 2013,  Graphite on Yupo,  4.5' x 7.5’.

04 Dec 2014    

Capstone Exhibition runs Dec. 12-19

Lincoln, Neb.--The Capstone Exhibition opens Friday, Dec. 12 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The exhibition runs through Dec. 19.
 
A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.
 
Gallery hours for the exhibition will be Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. There will be extended hours on Friday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Winter Clay Club Sale, held in Richards Hall Rm. 118 that weekend.
 

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Wendy Katz

01 Dec 2014    

Katz rediscovers 1842 Walt Whitman poem

Lincoln, Neb.--Associate Professor of Art History Wendy Katz has rediscovered a new poem by Walt Whitman. While researching art criticism in the penny newspapers, as a Smithsonian Senior Fellow in Washington, D.C., she found a poem in the June 23, 1842, issue of the “New Era,” by “W.W.”

The poem, “To Bryant, the Poet of Nature,” addresses William Cullen Bryant, an American romantic poet and editor of the New York Evening Post.

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Yo-Yo Ma

01 Dec 2014    

Lied Center to host rare Yo-Yo Ma Lecture Dec. 5

Lincoln, Neb.--On Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Lied Center for Performing Arts will present world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a very rare lecture as part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. Tickets for the lecture are $34 and available now at liedcenter.org, at the Box Office at 12th and R Streets, or 402.472.4747. UNL students can obtain free tickets to the lecture at marketplace.unl.edu/liedcenter.

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01 Dec 2014    

UNL Fine Art Photo Club Sale is Dec. 5-6

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Fine Art Photo Club will be having their Annual Print sale Dec. 5-6 in Richards Hall Rm. 121 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A variety of photographs will be available for sale, including traditionally printed darkroom photos and archival digital prints, at a range of price points.

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Rikki Neumann's mural, in progress, at 28th and O sts.

18 Nov 2014    

Art junior creates public arts project for Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb.--Rikki Neumann, a junior art major from Lincoln, Nebraska, has created a mural for Osni Ponca, L.L.C., the economic development company owned by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, as a public arts project and class project for her Self as Subject art class.

The class is about self discovery through art, and each student gets to express something about themselves in a way they have never done before using whatever is their medium or emphasis.

Neumann’s mural, located at 28th and O sts. in Lincoln, is 7 ½ by 50 feet.

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Graduate Student Shalya Marsh recreates a dough bowl from the Zia Pueblo of the Southwest U.S., originally made in about 1890. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

12 Nov 2014    

'Making History' exhibition opens Dec. 1

Lincoln, Neb.--Assistant Professor of Art Margaret Bohls’ special topics class “Making History” is giving ceramics students the chance to study the vast history of ceramics by recreating historical objects that will be displayed in an exhibition at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in December.

“Making History,” showcasing the work of the Making History ceramics class, will be on display from Dec. 1-5 in the gallery. A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Amanda Breitbach, "Refuge," gelatin silver photographs, 2014.

31 Oct 2014    

UNL MFA students featured in new Lincoln gallery

Lincoln, Neb.-- The inaugural exhibiton for Lincoln's new Prescott Gallery is "Material Presence: Selections from the UNL MFA Program" and features a selection of artwork by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Master of Fine Arts graduate students. The exhibition showcases a variety of material investigations from the hand-worked to the digital by artists chosen as representative of the areas of concentration in the UNL MFA program. Each work in the show draws attention to materiality through form, subject, process, and – quite literally – the material used.

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