Joseph Holmes, manager of the Art Fabrication Space in Richards Hall, eyes a piece of furniture he’s constructing from recycled cedar. Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing.

13 Jul 2023    By Scott Schrage, University Communication and Marketing

Award-winning furniture-maker finds fit, freedom in school of art

Lincoln, Neb.--Joseph Holmes is very much the dovetail joint he casually references in conversation: timeless throwback, angular, utilitarian and urbane in equal measure, built-to-purpose but in search of a fit. Eschewer of nails and bolts and screws, purveyor of connection via chisel and wood.

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The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff Award recipients include Christy Aggens, Jamie Bullins, Dana Fritz, Marques L.A. Garrett, Danni Gilbert, Leslie Harms, Anna Henson, Jen Landis, Sean Strough, David von Kampen and Sandra Williams.

05 May 2023    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff awards announced

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announced the 2023 recipients of the Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards.

This ongoing awards program for faculty and staff recognizes outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching; research and creative activity; faculty servce, outreach and engagement; outstanding lecturer; and staff service.

The following faculty and staff awards were presented at the college’s Honors Day celebration on May 5.

• College Distinguished Teaching Award:

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Nicholas Barber, “Inter-dimensional being walking above flooded city.” Allison Achtenhagen’s “Ice Cream Bowls,” ceramic, 2023.

01 May 2023    

Capstone Exhibition opens May 15

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will present the work of graduating undergraduate students in the upcoming Spring 2023 Capstone Exhibition.

This biannual experience is held at the end of the fall and spring semesters and presents the work of each semester’s graduating Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) seniors in studio art and graphic design as a culmination of their coursework and exploration.

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Luke Keilig, a 25-year-old Army veteran and junior art major, displays a piece he created, "Self Sacrifice." Courtesy photo. A pillar created by Keilig and his peers stands in front of Bryan Medical Center West. Courtesy photo.

28 Apr 2023    By Ariana Joy Cobler, Military and Veteran Success Center

Art program helps veteran discover his passion after military service

Lincoln, Neb.--The definitive “clink” of ceramics fills a Richards Hall art studio as a group of students carefully sort handfuls of mosaic tiles, focused on keeping them from falling and shattering on the floor.

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The Clay Club’s spring sale is May 12-13 in Richards Hall Rm. 118. A photo and print sale will also be held in Rm. 112.

28 Apr 2023    

University of Nebraska–Lincoln student art sales are May 12-13

Lincoln, Neb.— The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design is hosting spring art sales in ceramics, photography and printmaking on May 12-13 in Richards Hall. 

Hours for both sales are Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the sales is free and open to the public. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at both sales.

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The Art History Capstone Symposium on May 6 includes 12 undergraduate art history majors presenting on a variety of topics.

21 Apr 2023    

Art History Capstone Symposium is May 6

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Omaha will have an Undergraduate Art History Symposium on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sheldon Museum of Art.

The symposium is free and open to the public. The student presentations are the capstone for students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Visitors may come and go as their schedule allows.

The full presentation schedule is as follows:

10 a.m.-Noon

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Advertising and design samples created by Ryan Anderson. Josephine Halvorson, “Offering Rock.”

14 Apr 2023    

Halvorson, Anderson are Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists April 27

Lincoln, Neb.—The final two Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists this spring, painter Josephine Halvorson and graphic designer Ryan Anderson, will present on Thursday, April 27.

Halvorson will present a Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Anderson will present a graphic design workshop at 7 p.m. in Woods Art Building Rm. 105. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

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A still from Penny Molesso’s “SPIT BRIMMING WITH FUTURES.” Laura Cobb, “my mother’s hand,” archival pigment print, 2022.

07 Apr 2023    

Final MFA Thesis Exhibitions on display April 10-21

Lincoln, Neb.—Five graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design are presenting their MFA Thesis Exhibitions April 10-21.

Four simultaneous solo shows continue April 10-14 and April 17-21 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

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Laura Cobb (left) and Jamie Ho at the SPE annual conference. Courtesy photos.

05 Apr 2023    

Two UNL photography students win SPE Student Awards

Lincoln, Neb.—Two graduate students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design have received the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Student Awards for Innovations in Imaging. 

Laura Cobb and Jamie Ho were only two of five recipients nationally for the awards. Awards are offered based on merits of submitted portfolios and include a travel stipend to attend the annual conference held March 16-19 in Denver, an annual conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE. 

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Dan Witz, “Lovejoy” garage mural. Dan Witz by Fabrice Trombert.

29 Mar 2023    

Street artist Witz is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecturer on April 12

Lincoln, Neb.—Brooklyn, New York-based street artist and realist painter Dan Witz will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, April 12.

The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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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