Photographer Sama Alshaibi presents the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Nov. 9. Sama Alshaibi, “The Harvest,” photograveur, from her project titled “Carry Over.”

26 Oct 2022    

Photographer Alshaibi is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist lecturer

Lincoln, Neb.—Sama Alshaibi, who works between photography, video, performance and installation, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Carleton Watkins, “Rancho San Antonio Rock Outcropping, Exhibit no. 6” (1861). Salted paper print. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, BANC PIC 19xx.096:06—ffALB.

06 Oct 2022    

Canceled: Pictorial curator Hult-Lewis is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecturer

** Oct. 20, 2022, Please note:  This event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this spring.**

Lincoln, Neb.—Christine Hult-Lewis, the interim pictorial curator at the Bancroft Library, the special collections library at the University of California Berkeley, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15.

The lecture is free and open to the public. 

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"The Wilds," a groundbreaking new performance experience co-created by Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming, runs Oct. 6-15 at the Lied Center's Carson Theater. Jesse Fleming

22 Sep 2022    

Fleming co-creates groundbreaking ‘The Wilds’

Lincoln, Neb.--“I think what audiences can be sure to expect is a very engaging event that has a lot of immersive qualities; is highly experimental; is sonic, kinetic and visual; and touches upon both our most primary, innate being and our potential in an uncertain future.”

This is the description of “The Wilds” by Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming, who created this groundbreaking new performance experience with acclaimed choreographer Laurel Jenkins and Grammy-nominated producer/composer Lewis Pesacov.

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Ric Heitzman presents the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Sept. 21. Ric Heitzman, “Aggressorine,” 23” x 29”, ballpoint pen on bristol.

08 Sep 2022    

Artist and TV creator Heitzman presents lecture Sept. 21

Lincoln, Neb.—Artist and TV creator Ric Heitzman will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15.

The lecture is free and open to the public. 

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

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Left: A concept painting for Toon Town at night for the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" by Ron Diaz in the exhibition “Building a Narrative: Production Art and Pop Culture.” Right: Trent Claus.

31 Aug 2022    

Claus presents Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Sept. 7

Lincoln, Neb.--Five artists will be presenting Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lectures this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design. The series begins with Husker alumnus Trent Claus (BFA 2006) on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

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Left: Dorota Biczel. Photo by Anthony Rathbun. Right: Jessica Santone.

29 Aug 2022    

Two postdoctoral fellows in residence for national project on art, data science

Lincoln, Neb.--Dorota Biczel, recent part-time faculty in art history at the University of Houston, and Jessica Santone, associate professor of art history and visual studies at California State University in East Bay), will be in residence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design for the 2022-2023 academic year as postdoctoral fellows. 

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One highlight of the "Building a Narrative: Production Art and Pop Culture" exhibition is the animation cel collection, arranged in a grid and representing 90 different television shows.

26 Jul 2022    

Animation, production art exhibition continues at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

Lincoln, Neb.--“Building a Narrative: Production Art and Pop Culture,” featuring original artwork from popular films, animated television series, comics and trading cards, is on display through Oct. 7 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.

As part of the Lincoln Collects series, the exhibition is comprised of more than 140 selected works from the private collection of alumnus Trent Claus (B.F.A. 2006), who is a visual effects supervisor for Lola VFX.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. with a brief closure from 2-2:30 p.m.

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Jen Landis helps students in her “Art of the Poster” class for Future Husker University refine their poster ideas. Husker mascot Lil' Red was lit in several different colors to see how his appearance changes in different colors of light in Michelle Harvey's "See the Light: Stage Lighting & Color" class.

26 Jul 2022    

Future Huskers learn about the arts

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts offered two classes for students participating in the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Future Husker University on July 15.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Michelle Harvey taught the course “See the Light: Stage Lighting & Color,” and Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design Jen Landis taught “Art of the Poster.”

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Clockwise from upper left:  Andy Belser, Ellen Hebden, Alessio Olivieri, Dan Novy and Sophie Isaak.

13 Jul 2022    

College welcomes new faculty

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts welcomes the following new faculty this fall. 

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A 1986 concept drawing by Kelly Asbury for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” featuring Ariel and her sidekick Flounder in Ariel’s Grotto, where she kept her found treasures from the human world. The artwork will be featured in the exhibition “Building a Narrative: Production Art and Pop Culture” from the collection of Trent Claus. A cel from “The Flintstones” is among 90 animation cels that will be featured as part of the “Building a Narrative: Production Art and Pop Culture” exhibition in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. The items on display are from the collection of local collector and Husker alumnus Trent Claus.

11 May 2022    By Kathe C. Andersen

Animation, production art from Claus collection featured in ‘Building a Narrative’

Lincoln, Neb.—A summer exhibition in the School of Art, Art History & Design’s Eisentrager-Howard Gallery will feature original artwork from popular films, animated television series, comics and trading cards from a local collector.

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