University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor of Photography Dana Fritz received the Society for Photographic Education’s Imagemaker Award at their March 7-10 conference in Chicago.
The award goes to an artist presenting for the first time as an imagemaker at the SPE national conference, who shows exceptional promise and outstanding achievement, evidenced by a high ranking by the peer review panel.
Sam Berner, a third-year ceramics graduate student in the Department of Art and Art History, began his plans with a site-oriented sculptural space called “Greenroom.” The project has since grown exponentially to Art Block, a special First Friday art event that he calls “a giant interactive art event.”
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Art Francisco Souto has been invited to serve as the inaugural Seward Memorial Guest Artist at Wichita State University (WSU). He will be in residence from April 1-7.
The Seward Memorial Guest Artist program invites a nationally and internationally recognized artist to spend a week as an artist-in-residence, working with students and faculty in the creation of a limited edition fine art print.
Graduate students Matthew Blache, Megan McLeay and Emma Nishimura in the UNL Department of Art and Art History will present their MFA Thesis Exhibitions April 8-12 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.
Lincoln, Neb. - Luke Thallas, a sophomore tenor trombonist from Council Bluffs, Iowa, majoring in music education, has won the 2013 Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Young Jazz Artist Competition. He will perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S 13th St. in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb. – Completing the season for Theatrix, the student-operated theatre organization at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, is the annual New Artists Festival 2013. This year NAF is comprised of three 20-minute scripts and one full-length play.
Lincoln, Neb. - Recent UNL graduate Lindsay Graef has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to go to Indonesia, where she will be an English teaching assistant. Graef, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art at UNL, will be leaving her hometown of Lincoln for nine months this fall.
Lincoln, Neb. - The Department of Art and Art History's 26th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition opens March 15 and continues through March 29 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall on the UNL city campus.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. A closing reception and announcement of awards will take place on Friday, March 29 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery, which is located on the first floor of Richards Hall at Stadium Drive and T streets.
Aja Jackson, a senior from Bellevue, Neb., loves to dance and has a passion for lighting design. With a combination of these two, Jackson decided a few years ago to double major in dance and theatre with a lighting emphasis. Jackson’s goal after graduation is to be a lighting designer for dance and/or opera.