FRESH! Exhibition open Sept. 6 at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery
calendar icon28 Aug 2019
Lincoln, Neb.—The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery will open its 2019-2020 exhibition season with a show titled “FRESH!” Curated by the director of the gallery, Patricia Davis, this exhibition showcases the creative energies of 19 local School of Art, Art History & Design alumni who graduated between 2010-2019 with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts degrees in studio art or graphic design.
The exhibition will be on display from Sept. 6-20 with an opening reception on First Friday, Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. The types of art on display include drawing, ceramics, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital media, sculpture and mixed media.
The goal of this show was to highlight emerging artists and designers who continue to further their practices and enrich the arts community in our area. To participate, artists responded online to a call for art that was publicized on the gallery’s webpage, all over social media, at local businesses and via word of mouth.
“There was no set theme going into this process, but what was important is that none of these works have been shown in this space before—hence the use of ‘Fresh!’ Davis said. “After making sure all the artists met the guidelines, I looked through all the images like a deck of cards. I laid them out on the floor and shuffled them around to see what would play well in the space and what made the most interesting or evocative arrangements. Common threads began to emerge. It’s exciting for me to think about how they will all come together in the space. Hopefully the works will spark juicy conversations.”
Participating artists in the exhibition include:
Byron Anway (M.F.A. 2011)
Audrey Berck (B.F.A. 2017)
Larry Buller (M.F.A. 2017; M.Ed. 2010)
Keith Buswell (B.F.A. 2018)
Danielle Dewees (B.F.A. 2014)
Brian Dickinson (B.F.A. 2011)
Quentin Fortney (B.A. 2019)
Neil Griess (B.F.A. 2011)
Samantha Hansen (B.F.A. 2015)
Haley Heesacker (B.F.A. 2018)
Shawnee Johns (B.F.A. 2016)
Michael Johnson (B.A. 2017)
Nathan Kathol (B.F.A. 2015)
Samantha Negley (B.F.A. 2016)
Pha Nguyen (B.F.A. 2018)
Kyle Nobles (M.F.A. 2018)
Ian Tredway (B.F.A. 2015)
Toan Vuong (B.F.A. 2014)
Danley Walkington (B.F.A. 2018)
The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall at Stadium Drive and T streets on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Please contact the School of Art, Art History & Design for more information and assistance at (402) 472-5522. You can also follow the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.