UNL graduate studio art students host Open Studios Nov. 11
calendar icon28 Oct 2022
Lincoln, Neb.—Graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) studio art program in the School of Art, Art History & Design will host their annual Open Studios and Raffle on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
The event, hosted by the student-run Visual Artists in Practice, is free and open to the public. Studios will be open in Richards Hall (basement and 2nd floor) and Woods Art Building (basement and 3rd floor) on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus.
Open Studios is an opportunity for the graduate students to open their doors to the community and have conversations about their work.
“This is a chance for us to have conversations with students/community members who otherwise may have never seen our work and to make deeper connections with those outside our cohort,” said Jewelya Coffey, a graduate student and president of Visual Artists in Practice. “This is a big night for us not only because we are able to show what we are making in the studio, but to share art at a low cost.”
Each participating graduate student will have a piece in the raffle that participants can attempt to win by buying a ticket ($1 each, cash only). The raffle drawing will be held at 8:15 p.m. Winners need not be present to win.
“The purchase of these tickets allows graduate students to do communal events throughout the year,” Coffey said. “This year we will have a map for each studio, and if you visit each grad student’s studio, you will earn some extra raffle tickets.”
Visual Artists in Practice is a graduate student organization for MFA candidates in art and art history. It is designed to foster exchange and community among graduate students, the university and Lincoln community at large through student-led initiatives, as well as programs and events organized by graduate student leaders.
Richards Hall is located at the corner of Stadium Drive and T streets. Woods Art Building is directly west of Sheldon Museum of Art.
For more information on the Open Studios event, call the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.