Francisco Souto (second from left) receives the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for works on paper at the XIIth edition of the Florence Biennale in Italy. Francisco Souto, "Little Bird (Pajarito)," colored pencils on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 2018. One of four works Souto displayed at the Florence Biennale.

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Souto wins the Lorenzo il Magnifico award at Florence Biennale

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design Director Francisco Souto was presented the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for works on paper at the XIIth edition of the Florence Biennale in October.

Souto was one of 480 artists from 76 countries and four continents represented at the Florence Biennale, a major contemporary art exhibition in Florence, Italy, which is regarded as an outstanding showcase of the international contemporary art production.

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MFA Open Studios will take place on Nov. 8th from 5-7 p.m.

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Open Studios event Nov. 8

Lincoln, Neb.--Graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will be hosting an Open Studios event on Friday, Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. in Woods Art Building and Richards Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Sara Langworthy, “Naturans Naturata.”

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Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents book artist Langworthy Nov. 6

Lincoln, Neb.—Book artist Sara Langworthy will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design. Her lecture is on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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An overhead perspective of the roughly 40 percent of the mosaic uncovered by Michael Hoff's team in the summer of 2013 near a 25-foot-long Roman bath. Its total area was approximately 1,600 square feet when it was fully unearthed. Courtesy photo.

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Hoff receives grant for archaeological research in Turkey

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design Professor of Art History Michael Hoff has received a nearly $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ankara for his archaeological research in Turkey.

“I was very pleased that we received this grant,” Hoff said. “It’s going to help us tremendously in our desire to preserve these mosaics.”

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Peter Pinnell in his studio at the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin.

calendar icon23 Oct 2019    By Kathe C. Andersen

Pinnell gains inspiration from residency in Berlin

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design Professor of Art Peter Pinnell spent four weeks in residence this summer at the Zentrum für Keramik (The Center for Ceramics) in Berlin, Germany. His residency was supported with a grant from the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

The center is located in Pankow, part of the former East Berlin. Residents are provided with a studio space and private bedroom.

Pinnell said he took advantage of the residency’s proximity to the many museums in Berlin.

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Applications for the Nebraska Young Artist Awards are due Dec. 6.

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Hixson-Lied College seeks applications for Nebraska Young Artist Awards

Lincoln, Neb.—The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 23rd annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and emerging media arts. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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Lauren Gallaspy’s “Line Break.” Sunkoo Yuh

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Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents two ceramic artists Oct. 30

Lincoln, Neb.—Ceramic artists Lauren Gallaspy and Sunkoo Yuh will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.

Their lectures are Oct. 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public. Their visit is co-sponsored by the UNL Clay Club.

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Wendy Katz

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Katz receives Reynolda Fellowship from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Lincoln, Neb.—University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design Professor of Art History Wendy Katz has joined Reynolda House Museum of American Art as the recipient of the year-long Reynolda Fellowship, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Francisco Souto, “Left Behind,” 10” x 10”, colored pencils, 2019.

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Souto’s ‘Diaspora’ opens Oct. 18 at Kiechel Fine Art

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design Director Francisco Souto opens his newest exhibition, “Diàspora” at the Kiechel Fine Art Gallery in Lincoln on Oct. 18.

The exhibition will have an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 1208 O St. The exhibition runs Oct. 18-Nov. 22.

The work in the exhibition continues Souto’s response to the reality affecting his native land of Venezuela.

“Diàspora” means a dispersion of people from their original homeland.

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Suzanne Hudson

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Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents art historian Hudson Oct. 16

Lincoln, Neb.—Art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.

Hudson’s lecture is Oct. 16. Each lecture takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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