Students in Alliance create spray chalk animals as part of the Stay Wild community arts project, led by Associate Professor of Art Sandra Williams. Courtesy photo. Students from the Alliance Recreation Center create spray chalk animals as part of the Stay Wild community arts project, led by Associate Professor of Art Sandra Williams. Courtesy photo.

calendar icon06 Jul 2021    

Williams takes ‘Stay Wild’ community art project to Alliance

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design Associate Professor of Art Sandra Williams spent a week in Alliance, Nebraska, in June to collaborate on her community art project titled “Stay Wild” with the Carnegie Arts Center and the Alliance Recreation Center.

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“Let Love Reign” (left) by Felicia Shaw and “Love’s Greatest Gift” (right) by Annette Trammel created for the American Love Project. Shaw and Trammel are teachers in the Grand Prairie ISD in Texas.

calendar icon24 Jun 2021    

Blessen’s 29 Pieces launches The American LOVE Project

Dallas, Texas--School of Art, Art History & Design alumna Karen Blessen’s 29 Pieces organization is launching The American LOVE Project.

Blessen (B.F.A. 1973) is the executive artistic director and founder of 29 Pieces, which was established in 2005 to develop and deliver arts programs to the Dallas-area community. It uses art to awaken, uplift and give voice to the creative human spirit to make genuine, positive social change.

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Professor of Art Peter Pinnell has received a $44,000 grant from the Windgate Foundation to replace electric kilns in the School of Art, Art History & Design’s ceramics program.

calendar icon21 Jun 2021    

Pinnell receives Windgate Foundation grant for new electric kilns

Lincoln, Neb.--University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor of Art Peter Pinnell has received a $44,000 grant from the Windgate Foundation to replace electric kilns in the School of Art, Art History & Design’s ceramics program.

The grant will be used to replace eight of the school’s 14 electric kilns, along with kiln shelves and some additional spare parts. 

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Dana Fritz, “Fire Tower View,” from "Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape." Dana Fritz

calendar icon26 May 2021    

Fritz receives ORED grant

Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied Professor of Art Dana Fritz had one of three projects at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln awarded an Arts & Humanities Research Enhancement Fund grant for 2021-22 from the Office of Research and Economic Development for her project, “Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape”book and exhibition.

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Katie Anania

calendar icon14 May 2021    

Anania named a Tyson Scholar in American Art

Lincoln, Neb.--Katie Anania, assistant professor of art history in the School of Art, Art History & Design, has been named a Tyson Scholar in American Art for the spring 2022 semester at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Left: Lizbeth Daniela Chavez. Right: Thao Duong.

calendar icon29 Apr 2021    

Two FPA students honored with Student Luminary Awards

Lincoln, Neb.--Two Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts students were among 10 honored with Student Luminary Awards to recognize their exceptional leadership and commitment to improving the campus and community.

Lizbeth Daniela Chavez, a senior art major from Grand Island, Nebraska, and Thao Duong, a senior dance and public relations major from Saigon, Vietnam, were honored.

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Screenshots from the research videos of Sofia Fernandez Echeverri (top) and Alyssa Kobza (bottom). The videos from their research projects are viewable at https://go.unl.edu/echeverri and https://go.unl.edu/kobza.

calendar icon26 Apr 2021    

Undergraduate research awards presented

Lincoln, Neb.—Two School of Art, Art History & Design undergraduate students received awards from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts in conjunction with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Student Research Days.

Sofia Fernandez Echeverri, a senior art major (painting), and Alyssa Kobza, a senior art major (printmaking), each won $250 as one of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ award recipients for the Student Research Days in April. 

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Grace Orwen, “Weighing Out My Options,” hand-built, low-fire clay, terra sigillata, underglaze, 18” x 22.5” x 8”, 2021. Emma Lyness, “lupine,” watercolor, acrylic and ink on canvas, 48.5” x 36.5” x 1.5”, 2020.

calendar icon23 Apr 2021    

Capstone experience opens May 3

Lincoln, Neb.--The School of Art, Art History & Design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will present the work of 40 undergraduate students in the upcoming Spring 2021 Capstone experience, which will have both online and in-person components.

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The Clay Club Spring Sale will be May 8 at LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln. Support the work of talented student artists by purchasing their most recent work. This photo is from the 2019 Clay Club Sale. Photo by Justin Mohling.

calendar icon22 Apr 2021    

Clay Club sale returns May 8 at Lux Center

Lincoln, Neb.— The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Clay Club will hold their spring sale on Saturday, May 8 at LUX Center for the Arts. The sale will feature work made by School of Art, Art History & Design graduate and undergraduate ceramics students.

Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LUX Center, which is located at 2601 N. 48thSt. in Lincoln. Admission is free.

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Maddie McGowen, “The Sea Turtle,” colored pencil, 12” x 12”, 2020. Riya Kannapareddy, “Self-Portrait,” oil paint on canvas, 12” x 10”, 2020.

calendar icon19 Apr 2021    

Statewide High School Invitational Exhibition is online

Lincoln, Neb.--For the past 23 years, the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has celebrated the talent and creative potential of high school juniors across the state in the categories of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and emerging media arts via the annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

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